This beautiful, Bone china Dinner Set. Royal Crown Derby in their famous Mikado. It is almost impossible to find a full antique set of flow blue in perfect condition like this one! The Mikado pattern was designed in 1894 by Royal Crown Derbys art director, Thomas Amos Reed. It was inspired by rice paper drawings that he had obtained in the Far East.
The original illustrations formed the basis of the scenes. With the exception of a few of the larger pieces, which are decorated with the complete design, all of the smaller items are decorated with a different chapter of the story.Variations of the legend associated with the pattern are many. Indeed, little imagination is needed to weave a tale with such romantic subjects as Wandering Sad-Eyed Lover, The Tall Standing Pagodas of the Orient, The Flight of Cranes, all set against a backdrop or rivers, mountains, and delicate leaf tracery. E pieces are properly marked with Royal Crown Derby backstamp and numbers under the mark. According to the ciphers, the pieces are. Dated between 1920 and 1950, please refer to the pictures. This amazing set is both Ageless and Timeless. It will be a great gift - to yourself or a loved one. 8 (eight) Dinner plates 10 1/4 in diameter. 8 (eight) Luncheon/Salad plates 8 1/8 in diameter. 8 (eight) Bread and butter / Dessert plates 7 1/8 in diameter. The set is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, gold loss or repairs. It is possible to have some minor crazing that is consistent with the age of the plates, as well as, some utensils marks. Would have a place in any china collection. This is a piece of history that everyone will be proud to have. Patterns in the Oriental taste have been popular at Royal Crown Derby since the first china manufactory was founded in 1748. It was an era of expansion and discovery when all eyes were looking to the riches of the East, and when exotic ware was being exported to Europe. Such meticulous detail and exquisite decoration became the inspiration for Derby and, blue and white ware such as sauce boats, baskets and coffee pots were made in Oriental style. Blue Mikado was originally recorded in Pattern Book number 9, as pattern number 4001 on the Dover shape.
Later it was produced in a multi-color version and a variety of monochrome colors. A variety of prints on colored grounds have appeared over the years including probably the rarest, a gold print on a rich yellow ground.
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The item "Blue Mikado Royal Crown Derby Dinner Set Plate for 8 Bone china England" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Crown Derby". The seller is "retro_saloon23" and is located in Ontario.This item can be shipped worldwide.