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Royal Crown Derby celebrates 50 years of Old Imari

Royal Crown Derby pays tributes to 50 years of Old Imari solid gold band with the launch of five new products

Royal Crown Derby is introducing a series of new products during 2016 to its opulent Old Imari Solid Gold Band range to mark the 50-year anniversary of the much-coveted collection.

Making its first appearance in 1966 as a boxed after dinner coffee set, the Old Imari Solid Gold Band design is based on the original 1128 bold floral red, gold and blue Old Imari pattern, dating back to 1882.

Its rich and delicate floral patterning is offset with striking bands of 22-carat gold, hand-gilded by Royal Crown Derby’s skilled artisans, giving the distinct range its name.

Carrying a long tradition of advanced lithography techniques, highly-skilled craftsman ensure the highest quality finish. There will be five new products launched throughout the year, of which a further three are yet to be revealed, each featuring an exclusive gold backstamp to mark the occasion.

Old Imari Solid Gold Band Candleholder The decadent Old Imari Solid Gold Band Candleholder is suitable for both tea light and taper candles and is the perfect addition to adorn a living room or as a stunning feature in a decadent dinner table setting.

Old Imari Solid Gold Band Tray The Old Imari Solid Gold Band Tray is a fine example of Royal Crown Derby’s artisanship. Hand-crafted with delicate corner proportions, and lavish detail, this new introduction is the perfect centrepiece to any room setting.

In April, the third piece will be launched into this celebratory and highly desirable range, with further items being added throughout the anniversary year.

In addition, well-known retailer, Goviers of Sidmouth, with a customer following of Royal Crown Derby has introduced the exclusive Old Imari Solid Gold Band Bow Top Caravan.

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