Definition of Crown Derby in English:

Crown Derby

Pronunciation /kroun ˈdərbē/ /kraʊn ˈdərbi/ /ˈdäːrbē/ /ˈdɑːrbi/


  • A kind of soft-paste porcelain made at Derby, England, and often marked with a crown above the letter “D.”

    as modifier ‘displays of Crown Derby china’
    • ‘But he still did nothing until a Crown Derby plate, which had been a wedding present to their late Mum and Dad, vibrated off its hook in the front room and smashed into a thousand pieces.’
    • ‘In 1981 Royal Crown Derby widened their offering with an enchanting collection of paperweights.’
    • ‘Many of the exquisite Crown Derby china patterns are used in the decoration of the highly collectible Crown derby paperweights.’
    • ‘It was not until 1890, however, that Queen Victoria granted the company a royal warrant and Crown Derby became Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company.’
    • ‘Her ancestors were the founders of the Royal Crown Derby china.’