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.
The popularity of a relaxed living and the growing trend for togetherness have brought a different style of laid-back luxury dining to the forefront. Casual dining promotes enjoying homemade food with family and friends, whilst gathered around the table making memories and experiences. Royal Crown Derby's Art Glaze and Studio Glaze collections use techniques on a contemporary coupe shape never seen before on fine bone china, creating a relaxed aesthetic, perfect for luxury casual dining.
The main link between the different sites and high-quality craftsmanship synonymous with Royal Crown Derby today has been the loyal and skilled artisan workforce. To celebrate this why not discover the story of the painter, James Rouse Senior, the only person to have worked in all three factories in Derby.
Royal Crown Derby are pleased to be partnering with Seasons in Colour – influencer, home interiors, colour and design blogger who recently styled and photographed (see a selection of images within this feature), capturing the everyday luxury feel of Royal Crown Derby’s newly-launched tableware range called the Art Glaze collection.