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Crown Derby

a type of porcelain manufactured at Derby from 1784–1848
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  • On its polished surface, above its innumerable little shelves and drawers, a crown derby tea and coffee service was set forth.

    A Sheaf of Corn Mary E. Mann
  • There was never any distinctive mark, as in the case of crown derby.

  • I have called just now from my study, to ask what sort of ware it was, and the lady who sets me right says it was crown derby.

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It was an idée fixe, you were a fanatic, you broke half a crown derby dinner-service when you couldn't get it.

    The Sixth Sense Stephen McKenna
  • And how was she to know that it wouldn't be your ladyship's best Sèvres or crown derby?

    A Modern Tomboy L. T. Meade
  • Gwen had taken little or no notice of what was passing, since that betraying incident of the crown derby set.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • "Have some tea first," urged his good-looking hostess, pouring him some into a crown derby cup.

    Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo William Le Queux
  • These displeased Frank, but some handsome china—an entire tea service in crown derby—reconciled him to the room.

    Spring Days George Moore

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