Antique Staffordshire Clobbered Brown Transferware Plate Ridgway Circa 1830 Hand Painted & Numbered
CLOBBERED TRANSFER WARE PLATE
W R & Co (Ridgway)
For consideration is this very rare, brown transfer ware plate by William Ridgway with a central bouquet of flowers and more of the same around the rim. The flowers are clobbered (hand enamel applied over the glaze) in shades of pink, purple, orange and green. It is absolutely stunning and a great opportunity to add an exquisite piece to your collection. It is stamped as shown below with a beehive mark and hand numbered 400.
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.
Condition: No chips or cracks, only a couple of rough spots around the rim and a small amount of crazing is present. The color is vibrant, the style is elegant and classic.
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