We had a wonderful day at an Auction the other day. One of the big highlights for us, was a wonderful presentation set of Royal Crown Derby coffee cups in an original case. I have a soft spot for Royal Crown Derby porcelain as the quality of their work is superb. They are one of the oldest porcelain manufactures in England going back to the 1750s. This was special for two reasons.
These presentation sets are very rare and secondly the pattern is Old Imari Solid Gold Band is one of Royal Crown Derby most exclusive and expensive lines. This one dates from the 1950s. Imari is a very old pattern dating back to 1760 based on Japanese designs of red blue and gold. Just look at the incredible detail and quality of the gild work and in the design of the teacup.