The original Mikado pattern was designed by Art Director Thomas Amos Reed and inspired by rice paper drawings created in the Far East. His illustrations were translated into a series of intricate scenes that weave a captivating tale.
Designed by Royal Crown Derby designer Jane James, the new Mikado collection is a bright and contemporary take on this distinctive pattern. Working with the same romantic scenes, each piece of ware beautifully tells the different chapters of the story through intricate patterns depicting exquisite backdrops of rivers, mountains and delicate leaf tracery. Royal Crown Derby has replicated Mikado's breath-taking detail and invigorated the design through stunning pops of colour. The result is a directional piece of ware with a remarkable legacy at its heart.
Royal Crown Derby, founded in 1750, is known for producing exceptional bone china tableware and gifts. It has produced many notable patterns for royal palaces and other luxury venues.