At the end of the 18th century, exuberant Rococo forms were supplanted by the more sober contours of the Neo-classical style. The new fashion is clearly reflected in the elegant yet simple body of this pot-pourri decorated with fine seascapes by George Robertson (1777-1833). On the base there is an inscription: “Before the Wind Forming the Line”. Robertson worked at Derby from 1797, and was one of the finest landscape and marine painters on ceramics. About 40 watercolours by Robertson are preserved at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
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