I have learned that Royal Crown Derby was first established in the 1750s and before becoming Royal Crown in 1890 was known as Derby Porcelain.

This company was world renowned for the high quality ceramics it produced and like many other specialised in table ware and moving on after to ornaments.

It was Queen Victoria that chose Royal Crown Derby to manufacture for her majesty hence their royal warrant, they stayed as this as recently as the 1960s and then partnered with Royal doulton up until 2000 when past owners bought out the doulton shares, to once again have Royal Crown Derby working for its own name which it still does with the trade mark over the top gold gilding and precise hand painting on the pieces.

Other than a few, I have not found many bulldogs from Royal Crown Derby but they are a very interesting factory to read about if you ever have five minutes and the story will take you back to when an Andre Planche moved from Saxony to Derby and set of this now second oldest English porcelain factory.

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