This is a rare and precious 1st Quality, Royal Crown Derby Imaemon Sitting Duckling Paperweight that is in pristine condition. It was designed by John Ablitt and decorated by the legendary Imaemon Imaizumi XIII in a Traditional Japanese Imari style.
This Duckling is in the Green Colourway with a strong turquoise coloured, textured, glaze with an abstract design of cobalt blue leaves and red flowers. Imaemon Paperweights were produced in a choice of three colourways and issued in very limited numbers. The Sitting Duckling here is one of only 150 that were on sale in the UK and exclusive to the Royal Crown Derby Visitors Centre; the remainder were sent to Japan.
The Imaemon Sitting Duckling was introduced in 2000 and has both Red Royal Crown Derby and Blue Japanese Backstamps, the extraordinary Imaemon paperweights were produced without stoppers. It is in pristine condition and has no chips, scratches, crazing or restoration. The Paperweight measures 7cm high. A rare chance to acquire the ultimate. Please look at my photographs as they are an integral part of the description.
Any white marks are from the camera flash and not damage to the paperweight. Decorated by Imaemon Imaizumi XIII.
Limited Edition - 150 produced for the UK market. Only 150 available for sale from the Royal Crown Derby Visitors Centre. Please take a minute to look at the other items I have listed and contact me if you have any questions. The item "Royal Crown Derby, Imaemon Duckling or Bird Paperweight, Ltd Ed. Of 150 & RARE" is in sale since Friday, January 22, 2021.This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Porcelain/China\Royal Crown Derby\Decorative/Ornamental". The seller is "auntiemy" and is located in Brighton. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.