Antique Derby Porcelain Botanical Plate with a named specimen: Shrubby Best Harrow
Pattern No 115
This Derby porcelain plate is finely painted by John Brewer with a flowering branch of pink Shrubby Rest Harrow with wonderful execution of the leaves within a gilt border of stylized Lily-of-the-Valley.
Marks: Inscribed in blue enamel Ononis Fruticosa, Shrubby Rest Harrow.
Marked with a crown, crossed batons, dots, D and the numeral 115.
Reference: John Twitchett, Derby Porcelain, p.193, pl.233 for a plate in the same pattern.