Royal Crown Derby Steampunk
Steampunk can best be described as a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates technology and designs inspired by 19th-century Victorian industrial steam-powered machinery. The term was first used in the late 1980s by author K.W.Jeter who was looking to describe his literary works together with those of Tim Powers and James Blaylock.
Today there are Steampunk conventions, Steampunk inspired fashion ranges, as well as films, music and jewellery. And now Royal Crown Derby have created a stunning range of Steampunk bone china.
“Playful, eccentric, tongue-in-cheek and not too serious – Royal Crown Derby and Derby engineering, across the generations, doing what it does best.” So spoke designer Sarah Whitehurst about her work on the Steampunk collection. Each piece of Royal Crown Derby’s Steampunk features an interlocking cog and wheel motif reminiscent of the futuristic industrial forms that have come to symbolise the Steampunk movement. Note in particular the twin spout teapot for its eccentricity.