Circa 1830-35 Purple Transferware Plate Tuscan Rose Staffordshire Ridgway
PURPLE TRANSFERWARE PLATE
Ridgway Morley Wear
Offered is a beautiful early purple Staffordshire transferware plate in the desirable "Tuscan Rose" pattern produced by John and William Ridgway c1830-5. It is a fine quality light-bodied earthenware with a richly detailed transfer and glaze of a basket of roses with a butterfly hovering over.
Condition: No chips or cracks, some surface wear and crazing, no stains
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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.
Measures: 10 1/8"
Condition: No chips but there is some crazing.
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