Broad Street Works
'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 Wedgwood Museum Trust.

 

Hicks & Meigh.

Pattern 21

Pattern 51

Pattern 52

Pattern 53

Pattern 54 (LIV)

Pattern 64

G. L. Ashworth & Bros. Ltd.

Pattern C/1500

Pattern C/2703

 

Hicks & Meigh

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 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 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 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 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. Ltd.

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

 

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/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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