When John Jeffreys Pratt, second Earl Camden, was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1795, his wife, Lady Camden, immediately ordered a large Dessert Service in pattern 185 from Royal Crown Derby. This magnificent service of over 100 pieces was clearly designed to impress in Dublin. Decorated with hand painted pink roses and an unusual green ground it would have made a stunning dining experience.
Inspired by current fashion and the trend to reinvent heritage patterns, the Aves Gold timeless classic design has been de-constructed to create two beautiful new styling options that offer the consumer the opportunity to curate their own dining experience by dressing up or dressing down the table with the existing full cover Aves Gold collection. The Aves Gold Tableware Collection has reflected English elegance for over eight decades and its discreet beauty defines British luxury lifestyle. The collection is now enriched still further with new inspirational pieces, relevant for today’s modern customer.
Pattern is one of the things Derby porcelain is best known for. Many Derby patterns are instantly recognisable. Old Imari and Royal Antoinette are two that epitomise the Derby tradition. While a few have become very well known, the sheer volume of patterns that have been recorded is quite outstanding.
Saturday, the 9th of June marks the outstanding occasion of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and her official birthday. In celebration of the Queen’s 92nd birthday, why not experience a Luxury Afternoon Tea – fit for a Queen – in the 1750 Tea Room on the actual day, Saturday, 9 June. Booking essential.