A rare New Hall porcelain Duvivier decorated dessert plate
with a corrugated border and shaped rim, painted by Fidelle Duvivier with two men on horseback with typically painted trees and trailing vegetation with a formal border in turquoise and gold around the rim.
Diam. 8.2 inches
Provenance:- John Daniel, manager of the New Hall factory
Mr Gray, probably Thomas Cartlidge Gray of Hanley.
‘This plate formed part of a lost New Hall dessert rediscovered in 1998. The service was made for John Daniel, manager of the New Hall factory and was sold to a Mr Gray at a sale of his effects in around 1830. Gray must have drawn the service to the attention of Llewellynn Jewitt who illustrated a dish in his article in The Art Journal of January 1864. The service is discussed and extensively illustrated by Geoffrey Godden, New Hall Porcelain (2004), frontispiece, colour plates 40-44, pls.65-68 and 195-202. It is discussed at pps.167-173 and 257-261. The importance of the service is in the range of fine quality decoration by Duvivier and number of previously unrecorded shapes that it includes. Godden suggests that the views depict scenes of rural Staffordshire, kilns, factory buildings, windmills and a horse-racing scene all being included.