Medway

Hand-coloured vines with blue flowers decorates the embossed white china in the Burfod shape. Trimmed in gold on the rims. Marked Royal Crown Derby/A814 on the underside but known as Royal Crown Derby Medway.
RCDMEDW-04ci Two-handled cream soup cup and saucer with pattern on inside (2 available) $28
RCDMEDW-04co Two-handled cream soup cup and saucer with pattern on outside (1 available) $32

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Royal Crown Derby

Royal Crown Derby was founded around 1750 by Andrew Planche in the first china works in Derby. It's skilled artisans could produce china of the highest quality, to the point where they were competing with Dresden. In 1775 the factory was allowed to incorporate the crown into its backstamp. In 1890, Queen Victoria gave Crown Derby a royal warrant as well as the right to use the title "The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company".

Through the centuries the artisans of Royal Crown Derby innovated in shapes, glaze, decoration and production processes.

Royal Crown Derby is now owned by Steelite International and is one of the few remaining manufacturers still producing in the UK.