Monday, January 6, 2014

Royal Crown Derby Paperweights

I wanted to share with you today some information about Royal Crown Derby paperweights.

Royal Crown Derby is one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers from England, started sometime around 1750.  The company's history is a long one, if you are interested you may read about it here.

In 1981, they started producing paperweights.  Because they only started making them 30 years ago, you will never find an antique one!!  They have been producing collectible figurines, however, since 1750.

Here's a look at some of their figurines!
An Imari rooster

Love this donkey!!

a goat!

A jackrabbit

I love how colorful the mandarin duck is!


this owl is very neat!
And now for my two!

I have two sleeping cats.
The one on the left is the "sleeping cottage garden cat".  The one on the right is the "sleeping imari cat". 
My sleeping cats!  Aren't they cute?
I kind of like this tortoiseshell cat for my next one... if I can't have the donkey, that is!
tortoiseshell cat
Have you seen or heard of these before?  They have so many different ones to collect, I'm sure you could find at least one you like!

They can be purchased here... or on eBay!

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5 comments:

  1. Love your post on the rc derby. I have two duck figurines. Not many stores in nyc stock rc derby. Not much demand as in the past. Eventually they will be antique.

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    1. Yes they are so nice I think they will be antiques some day too!

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  2. Oh I love these, not sure I have ever seen them. Your cats are fantastic. Hugs, Marty

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  3. i've never even heard of such things
    but these are beautiful

    and how lucky that you have some of your own

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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