Tag: Ken Eastman

Royal Crown Derby in Dorset

painting Royal Crown DerbyWhat an inspiring morning at Box of Porcelain in Dorchester. Robert and his team invited Royal Crown Derby along to provide demonstrations of hand painting and a sneak preview at the Royal Wedding Commemorative china together with pieces from the Titanic Commemorative ware for next year’s 100th anniversary.

Robert’s fine porcelain shop is always a treasure trove of delights but Saturday’s event was exceptional. I arrived early to snap some photos of Natalie Cornwall-Wilson hand-painting theĀ beautifulĀ Ken Eastman designs (a skill that’s taken her 20 years to perfect) and to find out about the new Titanic range which is an exact copy of the tableware that Royal Crown Derby provided on the ship itself.

Its rather wonderful that this 260 year old company is still producing some of the finest porcelain in England today and has faithfully replicated every detail including the original information pamphlet to commemorate the Titanic anniversary next year. Whilst it is expensive, the Titanic design is perfect for Christmas day so if you’re thinking of pushing the boat out (!) then get in touch with Robert to place an order email rlunn@boxofporcelain.com or ring The Box of Porcelain on 01305 267110

the Titanic porcelain range original brochure printed for the Titanic

As for the Royal Wedding memorabilia – if you’re going to buy anything to celebrate then you may as well make it something that holds its value — and the gold and blue intertwined designs of C & W for Catherine and William are truly lovely. As you can see – its a good job I arrived early – this was a very popular event – and a great source of vintage inspiration

crown derby royal wedding plateA full shop at a Box of Porcelain