circa 1840 Rare Navarino Roses Yellow & Brown Two Color Transferware Plate


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After 1828, technology allowed potters to produce two and three color transfer wares.  This truly stunning example dates between 1830-40 and is possibly by Ridgway. This is a very rare find in the Navarino pattern.   It has an intricate yellow background with a gorgeous brown transfer of roses. Yellow is the very rarest color of transferware.  Truly an exquisite piece even for the most selective of collectors.

Measures apps 10”

Condition: Minor rough spots around the rim.  No chips or cracks. Stilt marks, minor glaze pops (common during production of this time period), light discoloration to the back, crazing.  There is an ink smudge on the face which I’ve shown in the close up.


Ridgway Potteries Ltd, was founded sometime around 1744.  Sometimes called the Grandfather of the Potteries, the Ridgway family can be traced to the earliest days of the Staffordshire potteries, along with such famous names as Wedgwood, Spode and Adams.  
Under the management of one family member, John Ridgway, the Ridgway potters were appointed as Potter to Her Majesty Queen Victoria.  This was the highest acclaim for any English pottery firm.
One of the family members, William Ridgway,  operated the Bell Works in Shelton and the Church Works in nearby Hanley from 1830-54.  The Bell Works Pottery at Bethesda Street  has been The Potteries Museum since 1956 and houses the largest and most important collection of North Staffordshire pottery in the world.

The last photo is an old photo of some 19th Century bottle kilns at the Ridgway factory in Shelton. These were some of the largest kilns in the area.  They were used as air raid shelters during WWII. They were demolished in the 1960's.