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'Gadroon' shape

This shape is described in the pattern books and pattern description books as 'No. 21 Gadroon' shape, or simply 'Gadroon' shape.

Note the wide cream band on the foot rims. This is typical of early Hicks & Meigh.

All entries from the factory pattern, and pattern description books are reproduced courtesy of The V&A/Wedgwood Collection.

 

Hicks & Meigh.

Pattern 19

Pattern 21

Pattern 24

Pattern 28

Pattern 33

Pattern 35/2

Pattern 51

Pattern 51 armorial

Pattern 52

Pattern 53

Pattern 54 (LIV)

Pattern 64

G. L. Ashworth & Bros.

Pattern B/4623

G. L. Ashworth & Bros. Ltd.

Pattern C/1500

Pattern C/1566

Pattern C/2703

 

Hicks & Meigh

Pattern 19

The soup tureen is 362mm long, 229mm wide, and 267mm tall. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 19 soup tureen side

Pattern 19 soup tureen end

Pattern 19 soup tureen lid underside

Pattern 19 soup tureen lid backstamp

Pattern 19 soup tureen base top

Pattern 19 soup tureen base

Pattern 19 soup tureen base backstamp

Photos © lena1923 2021

 

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Pattern 21

The entry in the first Ridgway, Morley, Wear, & Co. pattern book reads:
'Original Pattn done on Plain No. 5 Shape
The chief of the Services done has been done on The No. 21 Gadroon Shape
including several crests and Regimental Services with Badges & devices.'

The well and tree meat dish is 533mm in length and 432mm in width. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 21 well and tree meat dish front

Pattern 21 well and tree meat dish back

Pattern 21 well and tree meat dish backstamp

Photos © Brian Trevorrow 2019

The meat dish is 317mm long and 254mm wide. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 21 meat dish front

Pattern 21 meat dish back

Pattern 21 meat dish backstamp

Photos © Geoffrey Jackson Antiques 2020

The dessert plate or twiffler is 229mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 21 dessert plate front

Pattern 21 dessert plate back

Pattern 21 dessert plate backstamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern 24

The entry for 24 in the first Ridgway, Morley, Wear, & Co. pattern book shows a 21 print filled with colours as below with the added comment: 'The Knobs and Handles and other ornamental parts of the Service exact same as No21 Gilt Knobs'.

The dinner plate is 267mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 24 dinner plate front

Pattern 24 dinner plate front detail

Pattern 24 dinner plate pattern number

Photos © Don Auto 2021

 

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Pattern 28

The large meat dish is 533mm long and 425mm wide. Blue Stone body.

Pattren 28 large meat dish front

Pattren 28 large meat dish back

Pattren 28 large meat dish backstamp

Pattren 28 large meat dish backstamp detail

The number is faint but it does appear to be "28".

Photos © Robert Hawker 2021

 

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Pattern 33

The soup plate is 260mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 33 soup plate front

Pattern 33 soup plate front detail

Pattern 33 soup plate back

Pattern 33 soup plate backstamp

Photos © Buckinghamshire Antiques 2020

 

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Pattern 35/2

There is no entry for Pattern 35/2 in the first Ridgway, Morley, Wear, & Co. pattern book, but there is an entry for Pattern 35 which is 'Hicks No. 21' printed in 'Marine Green' instead of blue with much the same decoration save the main flower petals are in rose instead of purple. This confirms that the suffix number indicates a colour variation rather than anything else. Pattern 35 is listed in both 'Bedford' and 'Wellington' shapes rather than 'Gadroon' indicating that shape has no bearing on pattern number at this stage.

The dinner plate is 267mm in diameter. Blue stone body.

Pattern 35/2 dinner plate front

Pattern 35/2 dinner plate front detail

Pattern 35/2 dinner plate front detail 2

Pattern 35/2 dinner plate back

Pattern 35/2 dinner plate marks

The "35/2" is handwritten in iron-red over the original blue-printed "21".

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2021

 

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Pattern 51

There are two entries in the first Ridgway, Morley, Wear, & Co. pattern book. The first reads:
'The 51 pattn is the 51/2 plain printed light blue.'
The second reads:
'No 51 is Blue Printed done invariably on the No 21 Gadroon shape — The Cov'd Peices [sic] order'd gilt the Gadroon pa[rts?] are Slightly gilt as below the knobs and Handles similar to No 21 -'
The drawing below this entry shows the gadrooned edge outlined in gilt as in Pattern 52 below.

The meat dish is 273mm long and 206mm wide. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 51 meat dish front

Pattern 51 meat dish back

Pattern 51 meat dish backstamp

The dinner plate is 263mm in diameter. Blue stone body.

Pattern 51 dinner plate front

Pattern 51 dinner plate back

Pattern 51 dinner plate backstamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern 51 armorial
Worshipful Company of Salters

Both pattern 21 and 51 borders were used with, armorials, crests, badges and other devices.
This example shows the arms of the Worshipful Company of Salters, one of the City of London livery companies.

See also Pattern 61 armorial.

The dinner plate is 260mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 51 WCS dinner plate front

Pattern 51 WCS dinner plate front detail

The arms of the Worshipful Company of Salters: Blazon: Per chevron azure and gules, three covered salts argent, garnished or; Crest: On a wreath of the colours, a cubit arm erect, issuing from clouds all proper, holding a covered salt argent, garnished or; Supporters: Two otters sable, bezanty, ducally gorged and chained or; Motto: Sal Sapit Omnia (Salt Savours All).

Pattern 51 WCS dinner plate back

Pattern 51 WCS dinner plate front

Du Croz was a London retailer through whom the Salters must have ordered the service.

Photos © Buckinghamshire Antiques 2020

 

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Pattern 52

The entry in the pattern book has no written comment. It simply shows an illustration of a plate decorated as in the photo below.

The dinner plate. Blue stone body.

Pattern 52 dinner plate front

Pattern 52 dinner plate back

Pattern 52 dinner plate marks

The number "52" has simply been written over the top of the original printed "51".

Photos © Andy Murphy 2019

 

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Pattern 53

According to the first Ridgway, Morley, Wear, & Co. pattern book, this pattern was also done on the Hicks silver shape.

The meat dish is 432mm long and 343mm wide. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 53 meat dish front

Pattern 53 meat dish back

Pattern 53 meat dish backstamp

Photos © Geoffrey Jackson Antiques 2020

The dinner plate is 266mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 53 dinner plate front

Pattern 53 dinner plate back

Pattern 53 dinner plate backstamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2005

 

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Pattern 54 (LIV)

The dessert plate or twiffler is 230mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 54 dessert plate front

Pattern 54 dessert plate back

Pattern 54 dessert plate backstamp

Photos © Rose Victoria 2020

 

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Pattern 64

The dinner plate is 265mm in diameter. Blue Stone body.

Pattern 64 dinner plate front

Pattern 64 dinner plate back

Pattern 64 dinner plate backstamp and pattern number

The pattern number has been cut out of the backstamp, and a new number written by the footrim.
If anyone knows the number of the base print, I would be grateful to learn what it is, as the relevant pattern book page is missing.

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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G. L. Ashworth & Bros.

Ashworth's revived the 'Gadroon' shape but often used prints of a much later period on it.

 

Pattern B/4623

The dinner plate is 267mm in diameter. Ironstone.

Pattern B/4623 dinner plate front

Pattern B/4623 dinner plate back

The Mason's mark and the bright colours indicate a date of manufacture in the late 1880s or early 1890s, despite the earlier pattern number.

Photos © Geoffrey Jackson Antiques 2020

 

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G. L. Ashworth & Bros. Ltd.

 

Pattern C/1500

The dinner plate is 270mm in diameter. Ironstone body.

Pattern C/1500 dinner plate front

Pattern C/1500 dinner plate front detail

Pattern C/1500 dinner plate back

Pattern C/1500 dinner plate marks

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

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Pattern C/1566

The dessert plate. Ironstone.

Pattern C/1566 dessert plate front

Pattern C/1566 dessert plate rear

Pattern C/1566 dessert plate marks

Photos © Maple Lane Arts Ltd. 2021

 

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Pattern C/2703

In this case a Francis Morley 'Fruit Basket' print has been used on a pattern from the 1920s.

For other wares with the same print see the "Fruit Basket" page.

The dinner plate is 265mm in diameter. Ironstone body.

Pattern C/2703 plate front

Pattern C/2703 plate front detail

Pattern C/2703 plate back

Pattern C/2703 plate marks

Photos © Des Mills 2020

 

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