Antique Turkey Plate Brown Transferware Staffordshire China Thanksgiving Dinner Plate Tom Turkey Ridgway Staffordshire Beehive Stamp
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BROWN TRANSFER WARE PLATE
For consideration is this very rare, brown transfer ware turkey plate by William Ridgway depicting a stunning Turkey at center stage. It is bordered with varied botanicals in lacey detail. 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 the inclusion of the country of origin dating this between 1891-1920.
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 managment 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 Musuem since 1956 and houses the largest and most important collection of North Staffordshire pottery in the world.
Condition: No chips or cracks, only a small amount of crazing is present. The color is vibrant, the style is elegant and classic.
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