£2.50 TO PURCHASE. FREE OF CHARGE TO COLLECTORS GUILD MEMBERS APRIL 2013 ISSUE No 50 MAGAZINE Four page, last chance to buy supplement Royal Beasts Exciting times ahead Big thank you from Malta Hobby sold out ALL THAT’S NEW FROM ROYAL CROWN DERBY IN ENGLISH FINE BONE CHINA Celebrating 2nd June 1953 The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II June Branscombe has designed a range of four pieces and as always with June’s beautiful designs, they are packed with symbols and emblems relevant to the occasion. The focal point, a central E surrounded by a cross and fleur de lis, is encompassed by an inscription and gold laurel branches. The border decoration depicts ermine, the Rose of England and the rope binding the Monarchy and the United Kingdom, all framed in a regal purple band with gold edging. The four pieces available in this range are an 8” Surrey plate, a Loving cup and Miniature loving cup, all limited editions of 950, but also an unlimited Five petal tray. 2 CONTENTS Good news made in England We have certainly started off 2013 with much excitement. The news that Steelite International has acquired the business has injected a great deal of enthusiasm and there is resolve to build on the great work done by Hugh Gibson during his time at the helm and drive the business on to even greater things in the years ahead. There will no doubt be some changes but the business will, like Steelite, remain firmly Made in England and justly proud of the fact. Obviously once again Royal events will dominate much of the year with the anniversary of the Coronation in June followed swiftly by the birth of a new Royal baby. Both events will be marked in typical Royal Crown Derby fashion with a range of tasteful and suitable commemoratives to suit all. The Coronation range is available now and reaction has been strong all over the world and we anticipate that most of the limited editions will sell out. Look out for the new pieces in this issue. The range for the Royal baby is being worked on now and will be unveiled only once the baby is safely delivered, hopefully sometime in July. Since the birth is unlikely to coincide with the publication of our next magazine if you would like to receive details of the new range as soon as it is released then please register on our website. It seems that our US collectors in particular are very excited about the news of a first child for William and Kate so we expect demand for the limited editions to be very strong. We have bought forward the retirement announcement this year as it was felt that September was a little too close to Christmas. Since there was no retirement list last year it is quite an extensive one this time but stocks on all items are limited so once they are gone there will be no more. Visit your local retailer or look on line for these pieces some of which have not been in the range very long and as such are relatively rare. The next Collectors Summer Event will take place on 21st June (see page 13) and you will be pleased to see we have reverted to an evening timing on this occasion. Places are usually in high demand so please get your reservations in as soon as possible. I am sure that if you watched the new series Mr Selfridge that you will have seen a number of Royal Crown Derby patterns taking pride of place in many of the scenes. Well keep watching some of the other high profile drama series for yet more appearances. We even pop up in Allo Allo if you look very carefully! The New Year heralded exciting times for Royal Crown Derby with the announcement that it has been acquired by leading UK ceramics manufacturer Steelite International. After many years of inspired leadership, former Chief Executive The Hon. Hugh Gibson decided it was time to retire, having taken great care to ensure that the spirit and heritage of Royal Crown Derby was made secure and in very good hands. Interestingly, the two companies share a bond which spans many decades, having both been part of the former Royal Doulton Group and both choosing to become privately owned enterprises committed to the highest quality manufacture in England. Both Companies value their respective brand integrity; Steelite and Royal Crown Derby are both ‘Made in England’ and have remained true to the core values that guide them. Steelite International has ambitious plans for Royal Crown Derby and soon plans to launch into a Frogs Hop and Skip General range pieces 4 5 Two new Tableware designs 6 Last chance to buy 7 10 The Queen’s Beasts 11 Goviers Exclusives 12 13 Collectors Guild Summer 13 Event News and Events 14 Royal Babies commemorative pieces 15 Complimentary Guild Pieces 16 new market with a new brand, ‘Royal Crown Derby Entertains’ providing fine bone china tableware to some of the finest hotels, restaurants and hospitality venues in the world. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Steelite International is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of award-winning, inspirational tabletop ranges for the international hospitality industry. New Chief Executive, Kevin Oakes, said: “This is excellent news for both companies. Like us, Royal Crown Derby has a first-class reputation across the globe and together I am certain we can reach new heights of success. We have researched the international hospitality market very carefully over the past year and know that there is a market for fine bone china which boasts that genuine Made in England pedigree. ‘Royal Crown Derby Entertains’ will most definitely fulfil that niche.” Meanwhile, with the future of Royal Crown Derby secure, collectors can be assured of innovative and exciting times ahead. 3 Frogs Hop and Skip Modelled by Mark Delf Designed by Jane James Skip Height 8.5cm Hop Height 6.5cm Quirky, playful, vibrant and mischievous are just a few ways to sum up these fabulous new paperweights from Royal Crown Derby. Jane has captured the true essence of Hop and Skip perfectly as they frolic in their pond leaping from leaf to leaf on the lookout for an insect or two! Decorated in striking shades of vibrant green and bright orange, these new frogs are a wonderful addition to bring your paperweight collection right up to date. White Sea Lion Modelled by Robert Tabbenor, An adaptation of the original design by Marlee Fletcher This majestic white Sea Lion sits poised on the rocks ready to dive in and surf the waves. Seaweed and sea urchins adorn the base of this beautiful paperweight. The sleek white coat is decorated with swirls and ripples and blue bubbles to represent the moving ocean. The seal’s fins are lavishly embellished with rich 22 carat gold. Length 17cm 4 Imari Staffordshire Bull Terrier Modelled by Mark Delf Designed by Carmen Roome This paperweight is issued in a limited edition of 500 with the first 150 available exclusively through the Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre, Fletcher Collectables, Arthur Price concessions and selected overseas retailers with a gold backstamp and numbered certificate. Length 14cm Stocky, sturdy and very much true to life, this fabulous new Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been modelled and based on one of our blocker and casers actual dogs – called Diesel, ensuring that the true essence of this powerful breed has been perfectly captured in it’s strong stance, muscular frame and short haired coat. For further information please contact the Visitor Centre on 01332 712833, Fletcher Collectables on 01332 343470 and 07896 663646 or your nearest Arthur Price concession. www.royalcrownderby.co.uk Coronation Celebration Newspaper Seller Bear Modelled by Mark Delf Designed by Louise Adams Height 9.5cm Our proud new addition to the paperweight range sits on a base of traditional Old Imari and has a collar of iron red and gold squares around its stocky neck. Imari style patterning adorns the coat of this new dog with a patch covering one eye. A definite must have for dog lovers. Image is a prototype and is subject to change. This new little bear, wearing a scarf of rich Imari colours and a flat cap, stands in the centre of town and sells his newspapers to passersby. The news headlines of the day are printed on his billboard. This new miniature is available in a limited edition of 1500 with numbered certificate. For more information on all these pieces please contact Royal Crown Derby on 01332 712 833 or go on-line at royalcrownderby.co.uk or contact your nearest Royal Crown Derby stockist. 5 Windsor Combining elegance and simplicity, Windsor features an elegant embossed gold border which adds depth and texture to the pattern. The gold border incorporates a delicate pattern of geometric leaves and flowers. This new design is a reworking of an original Royal Crown Derby pattern found by the inhouse design team after consulting the treasure trove of pattern books dating back to 1750. For further information please contact Royal Crown Derby on 01332 712 833 or go on-line www.royalcrownderby.co.uk Dapple We have once again collaborated with renowned couturier Bruce Oldfield to create a new collection, Dapple. Following on from the successful Ruche collection, Dapple features an elegant mottled design which has been added to the classic Royal Crown Derby Duesbury shape. Bruce Oldfield has worked closely with our in-house design team to create the new collection, the result is a sophisticated range which suits both classic and contemporary schemes. 6 2013 RETIREMENTS LAST CHANCE TO BUY Complete ranges to go - collectables, giftware and tableware PAPERWEIGHTS Bullfinch L: 11.5cm Elephant Baby Blue H 5.5cm Elephant Baby Pink H 5.5cm Farmyard Cow L: 19.5cm Great Spotted Woodpecker H: 16cm Grizzly Bear L: 16.3cm Bramble Hedgehog H: 7.5cm Hawthorn Hedgehog H: 9.5cm Mistletoe Hedgehog H: 7.5cm Snowberry Hedgehog H: 9.5cm Jacob Sheep/Lamb L: 11cm/8cm Kingfisher H: 12.5cm Kitten - Calico H: 8cm Imari Teddy H: 12cm Indian Elephant Infant H: 7.5cm Long Tailed Tit L: 12.5cm Tasmanian Devil H: 11cm Mallard Duck L: 13.5cm Old Imari Owl H: 13.5cm Rabbit Red H: 7.5cm Standing Teddy H: 14.5cm Willow Tit L: 9.5cm Sumatran Tiger L: 20cm Yellow Wagtail H: 6cm DON’T MISS OUT ON THE LONGEST LIST OF RETIREMENTS EVER Black Rhino and Baby L: 20cm / 15cm Limited Edition closing 7 OLD IMARI SOLID GOLD BAND 8" Plate D: 21.5cm 5 Petal Tray D: 11.5cm Beaker H: 9cm Coffee Cup & Saucer H: 7cm Ginger Jar S/S H: 11.5cm Jasmine Vase H: 18cm Honey Pot H: 11.5cm Breakfast Cup & Saucer H: 8.5cm Rolleston Jug M/S H: 16cm Milford Ginger Jar H: 16cm Salt & Pepper H: 10cm Passiflora Vase H: 20.5cm Tazza D: 16.5cm Mirror H: 35cm Covered Urn H: 14cm Swan Necked Vase H: 26cm Soup Tureen & Stand H: 24cm Tray Silver No. 1 L: 14cm 2 Tier Cake Stand H: 11cm Iris Vase H: 27cm Cheese Dish D: 21cm Octagonal Bowl D: 22.5cm Viola Vase H: 8cm Square Bell H: 13cm Melbourne Tray L: 22cm 8 Photo Frame H: 17cm Butter Dish L: 16.5cm Comport 1821 D: 30cm Carsington Jug L/S H: 21cm Sauce Tureen & Stand H: 15cm Ginger Jar M/S H: 18cm Thorpe Vase H: 30cm Hartington Tray L: 40cm Vase S/S H: 30.5cm Bough Pot H: 11.5cm Soup Ladle L: 23.5cm Orchid Vase H: 16.5cm Repton Vase H: 35cm EASTMAN VASES Blue Aves H: 29cm Blue Aves H: 25.5cm Blue Aves H: 21.5cm Blue Aves H: 15.5cm Blue Aves H: 10cm Blue Aves H: 6.5cm Blue Aves H: 6.8cm Blue Aves H: 33.7cm Gold Aves H: 29cm Gold Aves H: 25.5cm Gold Aves H: 21.5cm Gold Aves H: 15.5cm Gold Aves H: 10cm Gold Aves H: 6.5cm Gold Aves H: 6.8cm Gold Aves H: 33.7cm Imari H: 29cm Spring H: 15.5cm Imari H: 25.5cm Imari H: 21.5cm Summer H: 15.5cm Autumn H: 15.5cm Imari H: 15.5cm Imari H: 10cm Winter H: 15.5cm Imari H: 6.5cm Tulip H: 21cm Imari H: 33.7cm Lily H: 25.5cm POSIE GIFTWARE Tray 1800 L: 9.5cm Duchess Sweet Tray No 2 L: 16cm Primrose Vase H: 8cm Tray Silver No. 1 L: 14cm Passiflora Vase H: 20.5cm Viola Vase H: 8cm Orchid Vase H: 16.5cm Jasmine Vase H: 18cm CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS Wreath H: 8.5cm Round H: 7cm Scalloped H: 7.5cm 9 MINIATURE BEARS Posie Mini Bear Boy H: 6cm Cricketer Bear H: 9cm Posie Mini Bear Girl H: 7cm Teddy Bear Alice H: 7cm Golfer Bear H: 8.5cm Teddy Bear William H: 6cm Groom/Bride Bear H: 9cm I Love you Bear H: 6cm Bear Hug H: 9.5cm Robin Christmas Shopper Bear H: 9.5cm Graduate Bear H: 7cm I Love London Shopper Bear H: 9.5cm TREASURES OF CHILDHOOD Ragdoll Sailor H: 6.5cm Fleur Ragdoll H: 6.5cm Ragdoll H: 6.5cm Humpty Dumpty H: 7cm Soldier H: 10cm Stripey Clown H: 5.5cm Church H: 12cm THE BIRDHOUSE COLLECTION Blue Leaf H: 6cm Platinum Leaf H: 6cm Britannia H: 8.5cm Lime H: 6cm Britannia H: 11.5cm Grey H: 9.5cm Britannia H: 14.5cm Turquoise H: 13cm Britannia H: 8.5cm www.royalcrownderby.co.uk or contact the order hotline on 01332 712833 while stocks last 10 The Queen’s Beasts Lion and Unicorn Modelled by Mark Delf Designed by June Branscombe and Carmen Roome Height 21.5cm The Queen’s beasts, The Lion and the Unicorn have been commissioned to jointly celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation this year. They are being sold as a pair and are amongst the most prestigious pieces we have ever produced. Each piece contains a high degree of delicate modeling and hand painting to achieve the perfect colour. The Lion’s Cross and the Unicorn’s Horn are cast in gold plated metal. The beautiful design on both the Lion and Unicorn is a collaboration between designers Carmen Roome, who Height 21cm designed the body decorations and June Branscombe whose knowledge on Heraldry is second to none. Also involved were our talented handpainters Jackie Morrison and Jane Etherington. Each piece will be delivered in bespoke satin lined presentation boxes befitting their prestigious status and are being offered in a very small limited edition of just 250 pairs. Each beast is accompanied by a matching numbered certificate, and customers who ordered the Lion should order early if they wish to have matching numbers. 11 Lucky Star (infant) Height 7.5cm Lucky Charm (baby) Height 5.5cm 1128 Old Imari Lucky Elephants Modelled by Hilary Walker Designed by Tien Manh Dinh Goviers of Sidmouth EVENT Saturday 27th April 10.30am-1pm 2pm-3pm This event is to launch the new Imari Elephants – Lucky Charm and Lucky Star. Attending will be Designer Tien Manh Dinh and Kevin Oakes – our new Chief Executive. This will be Kevin’s first Royal Crown Derby Event. Exclusive to Goviers of Sidmouth these exquisite new elephants, Star and Charm, are the latest additions to the Old Imari paperweight range and are a perfect choice of gift for that special loved one. Both are decorated in our splendid Imari pattern of iron red and cobalt blue and lovingly hand gilded with 22 carat gold. Each elephant is issued as a signature edition of 450 each with a gold backstamp and numbered certificate. This certificate is signed by both the designer, Tien Manh Dinh and our new Chief Executive Kevin Oakes. There are plans to launch the Mother and Father elephants next, so look out for further details in the Collector Magazine. This delightful bear, marking the exciting times ahead with Steelite Int. is issued in a limited edition of 100 pieces and will be available to purchase at the Goviers event. Goviers of Sidmouth 55 High Street, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8LN. Tel: 01395 513419 12 Mark Delf’s Tour to Australia The recent tour in Australia with Sculptor Mark Delf was a huge success. Mark would like to say a big thank you to all the collectors for attending the events and for making it so successful, and also to all the WWRD staff for looking after him so well during the trip. All the suggestions for new product ideas were much appreciated. See back page for Collectors Guild Complimentary Gift Image is a prototype and is subject to change. Goviers Coronation Newspaper Seller Bear Modelled by Mark Delf Designed by Louise Adams Height 9.5cm Royal Crown Derby Collectors Guild Summer Event Friday 21st June – 7pm – 9pm. To apply for tickets please send a self addressed envelope to Guild Summer Event, Royal Crown Derby, 194 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE23 8JZ by the 17th May. Successful applicants will be notified by the 28th May LIMITED EDITION OF 250 Image is a prototype and is subject to change. For further information please contact Goviers of Sidmouth on 01395 513419 Exclusive to Goviers, this charming little bear sports a flat cap and a warm scarf around his neck, which is decorated in the Old Imari colours. He stands in Derby town centre selling his local Derby newspaper on the day of the Coronation, 2nd June 1953. The headline reads “Queen crowned at Westminster Abbey, 2nd June” and on the back is a picture of the Coronation Vase which was a gift to the queen on this momentous day. This exquisite vase was a gift from the British Pottery Manufacturers Federation and was a joint venture between Royal Crown Derby, Wedgwood, Spode, Minton and Royal Worcester. The Queen’s Beasts were also incorporated into the alcoves around the vase. This new miniature bear is issued in a very small limited edition of 250 pieces and is accompanied by a matching numbered certificate. 13 WINDOW DISPLAY SHOWS OFF ARTISTS TALENT The Royal Baby We are currently working on a range of suitable items to celebrate this historic occasion. These fabulous pieces, many of them limited editions, will not be available until after the baby has been born. To register your interest, please visit our website on www. royalcrownderby.co.uk and fill in your details. You will then be notified as soon as pieces become available. February 2013 Royal Crown Derby proves a BBC hit! Royal Crown Derby proved to be one of the stars of the show when top BBC TV show Flog It! came to town for a Best of British special. The show put the UK’s most coveted brands in the spotlight and sent one of it’s expert panel, auctioneer James Lewis, to see how the famous ware was created. Hobby - Sold out at factory but stock may still be available at your retailer. 14 Artwork on show. Paul Harrison with his ball painted by Jane Etherington which is on display at the News Telegraph offices in Asbourne, Derby. An Ashbourne painter has described how it felt to see her artwork on a Shrovetide ball for the first time. Jane Etherington, a ceramic artist at Royal Crown Derby for twenty-four years, was asked to re-paint the ball scored by Paul Harrison during the Ash Wednesday game in 2000. Mr Harrison made a cabinet incorporating a mirror base, lights and a revolving disco ball motor to allow the complete artwork to be seen. He said “ I’m extremely happy with the artwork Jane has done. She’s done a really good job.” Jane said “ I feel honoured to be asked to do it because I’ve always followed Shrovetide. I love it, it’s in my blood”. EVENTS R L Austens Saturday 27th April 11am – 3pm 75 North Street Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1LQ Tel: 01243 782135 Attendee: Jackie Morrison – Figure painter Mulberry Hall Sunday 1st Dec 11am to 4pm Stonegate, York YO1 8ZW Tel: 01904 620736 Attendee: Designer Jane James The new Pink Dolphin paperweight launch was held on Saturday 2nd March at the Roundhouse in Derby and was a huge success. £3000 from the sale of this beautiful paperweight was donated to Breast Cancer Care by Fletcher Collectables. Malta Story Cospicua zopardi . Verdala, c e S s y o Martin Az b e ret Colleg St. Marga 0 :0 3 2 3 1 20 21 January Derby for al Crown u so much o y k n a Dear Roy th we . 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The oldest piece in the museum that commemorates a birth is a hand painted and gilded loving cup that was made to celebrate the birth or christening of the daughter of one of the factory’s owners. It was designed and decorated by Desire Leroy, one of the most celebrated of Derby’s artists. Other items in the museum include some very pretty mugs painted with a name in flowers dating to the 1930s. In more recent history Royal babies have been celebrated with commemorative items. A loving cup and plate were produced for Prince William in 1982 decorated with a powder blue design. The arrival of Prince Henry was marked by a loving cup to match his brothers and a miniature loving cup in the Royal Pinxton Rose pattern. Prince Henry can cause some confusion to people these days who forget that, although he is always known as Harry, he was actually christened Henry. 15 Guild Membership includes Priscilla Pig only available to Guild members Free entry to the Royal Crown Derby Factory and Museum (pre booking is essential) A wide range of books and gift items especially for members to purchase Exclusive offers to members and previews of new pieces Historical enquiry service 17cm Long Finders seekers collectors advertising service On joining or renewing your membership you will receive a special welcome pack containing your complimentary Snuffle Piglet and a wealth of information about our collectables range. 6.5cm High Snuffle Piglet is our complimentary gift on joining or renewing your membership Both pieces modelled and designed by John Ablitt This beautiful mother Pig and baby Piglet are the latest new models to join the Royal Crown Derby range of paperweights. John Ablitt has designed this gorgeous new Collectors Guild pairing and as ever has captured the true essence of his subjects. Royal Crown Derby Headquarters 194 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE23 8JZ, England Tel: (01332) 712846 Fax: (01332) 712863 royalcrownderby.co.uk The proud and gentle mother Pig, Priscilla, keeps a watchful eye on her new little Piglet, Snuffle, who has a very mischievous look on it’s face! The colouring of both mum and piglet has been designed in shades of dark and light blue, a rich red and a soft pink. The stylised flowers, blossom and leaves on both of these fabulous new pieces creates a bright, fresh and pretty effect and means that they complement each other perfectly. The Piglet is the complimentary piece for existing and new members of the Royal Crown Derby Collectors Guild and the mother Pig is the exclusive piece to members during 2013. John has worked wonders in creating a new and contemporary look with these pieces, whilst still retaining the Royal Crown Derby feel.
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