BRINGING A WEALTH OF HERITAGE AND DESIGN FROM ROYAL CROWN DERBY’S PATTERN ARCHIVES

With a long-established international reputation for design excellence and a rich heritage archive, world-renowned fine bone china manufacturer, Royal Crown Derby is exhibiting at Decorex International for the first time.

Royal Crown Derby, established in 1750, continues to offer not only a wealth of historic patterns but also to revive, refresh and innovate with contemporary new ranges. The following patterns display a selection of Royal Crown Derby patterns that are showcased at Decorex.

  1. Darley Abbey

Captures the regency style of restrained simplicity, Darley Abbey, inspired by the 18th Century, uses delicate lines and intricate curves representing twirling foliage and filigree leaves. The carefully placed ornamental elements combined with the gold glistening against the soft green silk damask background makes the pattern dance around the tableware. An extension of the range accentuates the beautiful detailing through a series of contemporary colour ways including baby pink, mint green, dainty lavender and elegant duck egg blue

2. Olde Avesbury

This image from 1932 comes from an original pattern book, housed in the Royal Crown Derby archives. The design itself is one of their most popular and has been adapted to take on many colour combinations over the years, both in pattern and background and including an offering in 22 carat gold and in platinum.

3. Bristol Belle Graphite

Modern and sophisticated graphite grey is overlaid with a finely detailed platinum filigree pattern in this contemporary range. To eclectic effect, the mix of co-ordinating patterns and colours that are also available in turquoise and burnt orange offers a vibrant and luxurious blend of the exotic and mysterious. Inspired by the ‘Bristol Belle’, which in 1967 was the first modern day hot air balloon to be flown in England, the rich pattern delights with its bold style, casual wit and remarkable versatility.

4. Mikado

First produced in 1894, the original blue and white Mikado Pattern, designed by Art Director Thomas Amos Reed, features different scenes from the Opera ‘Mikado’ and was inspired by rice paper drawings created in the Far East. Re-imagined by Jane James, the Mikado collection is a bright and contemporary take on this distinctive pattern, which is available in seven vivid colourways; zesty cantaloupe and lime, brilliant pink, and subtle taupe, lavender, turquoise and blue.

 

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Notes to the Editors:

 

The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company is a world-leading manufacturer of finest bone china tableware, giftware and collectables, using techniques unchanged for 264 years.

In 2013 Royal Crown Derby was acquired by Steelite International, one of the world’s most respected tableware manufacturers.

The Royal Crown Derby basic formula of bone ash, china stone and china clay remains a formula for high quality bone china.  The intrinsic strength of the body means that it is possible to achieve delicate profiles without sacrificing resistance to breakage, unlike other translucent bodies.

Royal Crown Derby employs 168 people at its historic factory in Derby, England. Its products are 100% made in England.

Established in 1750, the company became known as “Crown Derby” by King George III in 1775. In 1890, Queen Victoria bestowed the title "Royal" creating the company name of “Royal Crown Derby.”

Royal Crown Derby has global distribution in more than 34 countries.