Cauldon Place Patterns

Cauldon Place Works Occupation Periods

Job Ridgway 1802-1808
Job Ridgway & Son(s) 1808-1814
John & William Ridgway 1814-1830
John Ridgway (& Co) 1830-1855
John Ridgway, Bates, & Co 1856-1858
Bates, Brown-Westhead & Moore 1859-1861
T. C. Brown-Westhead, Moore, & Co 1862-1904
Cauldon Ltd 1905-1920
Cauldon Potteries Ltd 1920-1962

 

Job Ridgway
Job Ridgway & Son(s)
John & William Ridgway
John Ridgway (& Co)

Many of the earliest wares appear not to have been numbered; later only the major pieces of services were numbered. It appears that not until well into the J&W Ridgway period were the majority of pieces numbered. This makes life a little difficult for the student.

The early sprigged wares are also not numbered, and are rarely marked.

Printed wares without further decoration were never numbered, and the marks used are often anonymous.

Some miscellaneous pieces may be found here.

Initially the patterns were numbered in a single series, presumably beginning at 1. As the patterns multiplied this became less convenient. The following system developed:

1-c.500 All wares c.1802-c.1810
c.501-9999 Table, dessert & toilet wares c.1810-c.1850
2/1-2/9999 Tea & breakfast wares* c.1810-c.1850
3/1-c.3/1100 Fancy wares c.1810-c.1856
5/1-c.5/5800 Tea & breakfast wares c.1850-c.1856
6/1-c.6/8200 Table, dessert & toilet wares c.1850-c.1856

The above dates are based on those given in 'Ridgway Porcelains' by Geoffrey Godden. The dates indicate when patterns were first introduced and do not relate to the actual year of manufacture of a particular piece. Some patterns vanished very quickly whereas others continued for years, even decades.

No pieces with 1/, 4/, or 7/ series numbers have been noted.
For 8/ series numbering, if there are any pieces, see John Ridgway, Bates, & Co.

*Dessert and other wares do appear with tea ware numbers. Initially I conjectured that, when table or dessert services were sold at the same time as tea services and to the same pattern, the combined service acquired the teaware number. However Dr Godden has suggested to me that these pieces might be from extended breakfast services, and I now consider this to be the more likely explanation. However, this practice has caused confusion and pieces have been wrongly attributed as a result. The highest number I have observed where a non-teaware piece, in this case a dinner plate, has been numbered with a teaware pattern is 2/4953.

Sprigged Wares

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Chariot Mugs in various sizes. Bone china. Ornate classical style sprigging of chariots drawn by strange beasts or putti. Pale blue ground with a slightly mauvish tinge. Chariot

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Printed Wares

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Osterley Park Dessert plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue. View of deer in front of a distinctive bridge. Mansion on hill to left. Church and buildings on hill to right. Man with stick and woman with parasol at left end of bridge. Osterley Park
"Bamboo Opaque China" Dinner plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue. Water lily superimposed on bamboo and flowers, cricket to left on leaf. Shoulder: trellis pattern divided by four stylised floral groups on border, between four bamboo groups with star-like flowers. Bamboo
"Beauties of America" series Dinner plate, soup plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue. Views of American landmarks in floral border. Beauties of America
Bird and Wyverns Dinner plate, dessert plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue. Centre: bird on branch above flower & stylised fence pattern. Border: 4 cartouches with a wyvern on net pattern, separated by reserves with vase of flowers edged with c-scrolls. Edge: narrow net pattern. Bird and Wyverns
"British Scenery" series table Soup plate, small muffin. Earthenware. Printed in blue with views of the British countryside in a floral border. British Scenery
"British Scenery" series dessert Two dessert plates. Earthenware. Printed in blue with views of the British countryside in a floral border. British Scenery
"Dresden Opaque China" table Cheese Stand, meat dish, dinner plate, dessert plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue; centre flower & rock pattern with central flower rising from shallow inverted cone; shoulder double line, swagged; 3 floral groups in border. Inverted Ionic capital mark. Dresden Opaque China
"Dresden Opaque China" dessert Square and shell dessert dishes. Earthenware. Printed in blue; centre flower & rock pattern with central flower rising from shallow inverted cone; shoulder double line, swagged; 3 floral groups in border. Inverted Ionic capital mark. Dresden Opaque China
Ottoman Empire series table Soup plate, dessert plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue with views in the Ottoman Empire within an ornate border. Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire series dessert Oval dessert dish. Earthenware. Printed in blue with views in the Ottoman Empire within an ornate border. Ottoman Empire
Oxford and Cambridge Colleges series Dinner plate, soup plate, two dessert plates, and muffin. Earthenware. Printed in blue with views of colleges or other academic buildings in ornate border. Ox/Cam Colleges
Bowl of Flowers table Leaf pickle dish, dinner plate, dessert plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue with bowl of flowers centre within circle of dog tooth scrolls with grenades. Border of stylised rhino horns and brush cases. Bowl of Flowers
Bowl of Flowers dessert Dessert plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue with bowl of flowers centre within circle of dog tooth scrolls with grenades. Border of stylised rhino horns and brush cases. Bowl of Flowers
Maze Vase Dinner plate, dessert plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue with vase with maze design on one side of it, and 3 flowers rising from it, and a fourth behind. Butterfly above. Segmented border of alternating flowers and Chinese symbols. Maze Vase
"India Temple" table Dinner Plate, Soup Plate. Earthenware. Gadrooned shape printed in blue with Chinese marine landscape with pagoda and other buildings, junks, and figures. India Temple
"India Temple" dessert Dessert plate. Earthenware. "India Temple" print in blue. India Temple
"Italian Flower Garden" brown Dessert plate. Earthenware. "Italian Flower Garden" floral print in brown. Italian Flower Garden
"Japan Flowers" Cheese Stand. Earthenware. Gadrooned shape printed in blue with pattern of flowers and butterflies. Japan Flowers
"Portland Basket" Dessert plate. Earthenware. "Portland Basket" floral print in blue. Portland Basket

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Miscellaneous Pieces

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The "J. P. Westhead" service table Dinner plate. Bone china. Elaborate gilt and shaded marone border with convoluted blue edged white circle. Gilt edge. Elaborate gilt shoulder. Westhead arms in centre in multicoloured enamels. J. P. Westhead
The "J. P. Westhead" service dessert Two dessert plates. Bone China. Elaborate gilt and shaded marone border with convoluted blue edged white circle, and reserves containing Westhead arms and crest in multicolored enamels. Gilt edge. Elaborate gilt shoulder. View of an actual place in Europe in centre in multicoloured enamels. J. P. Westhead

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1-c.500 Series

All wares.

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326 Spill vase. Bone china. Wrap-round hand-painted rural scene with gothic ruin in multicoloured enamels. Three gilt rings round base, and one round lip. 326
336 Tea cup and saucer. 'Unhandled' shape. Bone china. Flower sprigs with hand-painted rose coloured petals and gilt leaves. Small gilt sprigs between and in centre of saucer. Gilt edge and foot line. 336
405 Small saucer dish. 'Grecian' shape. Cup, can, and saucer. 'Bute' shape. Bone china. Border of pale blue flower heads edged and shaded in purple; gilt leaves. Gilt edge & foot line, sides & spike on handle. Gilt centre circle on saucer. 405
414 Saucer dish. Bone china. Elaborate heavily gilded design of a lion passing in front of a ruin containing an urn with a tree behind, flowers &c. Underglaze blue and buff. 414
418 Creamer. Bone china. Yellow shell traced in grey. Seaweed in yellow green, red, underglaze blue. Border of red ovals & yellow green dots. Lustre edge, foot line, tracing on handle. 418
439 Tea cup and saucer. 'Unhandled' shape. Bone china. Purple heart-shaped flowers in gilt traced band. Gilt edge, foot line & centre line in saucer. 439
452 Tea cup and saucer. 'Grecian' shape. Bone china. Imari style design of alternating panels of thistle heads and diagonal diamonds in underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red. Centre floral sprig in underglaze blue, pale blue, iron-red, yellow green, blue green. Heavily gilt. 452
481 Tea cup and saucer. 'Bute' shape. Bone china. Pale blue and gilt edged and leaved border band outside cup and inside saucer. Gilt foot line, sidelines and spike on handle, centre ring on saucer. 481
487 'Bute' shape saucer and 'Grecian' shape coffee cup. Bone china. Wide salmon band, edged in gilt, speckled purple, with underglaze blue lozenges withe white & gilt oval centres suspended between underglaze blue peaks. Pink & gilt rosettes suspended between gilt leaves alternating with lozenges. White & gilt outer stylised border. 3 thin & one thick gilt bands. Gilt edge, foot line, and half solid handle. 487

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c.501-9999 Series

Dessert, Dinner & Toilet wares.

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502 Dessert plate. Bone china. Hand-painted landscape centre in multicoloured enamels. Gold edge band. 502
504 Oval dessert dish. Bone china. Hand-painted landscape centre en grisaille. Gold edge band. 504
546 Square dessert dish. Bone china. Japan style floral pattern in underglaze dark blue and overglaze iron-red, salmon, yellow green, blue green. Gilt highlighting, edge band, and starburst centre. 546
594 Dessert plate. Bone China. Pale blue ground border leaving arabesque moulding white. Pale blue ground centre leaving 5-pointed leaf star in white. Gilt edge, edges to border and centre, detail to leaf star. 594
609 Dessert plate. Bone china. Hand painted floral springs interspersed with gilt flower sprigs below the grape mouldings. Gilt centre ring, shoulder ring and edge. Gilt highlights to mouldings. 609
626 Oval dessert dish. Earthenware. Circlet of dog roses sprigged on to border. Wide pale green border around sprigging. Brown edge, inner and outer lines to border, centre ring, tracing on handles. Orange and blue green handles. 626
631 Dessert plate. Bone china. Border with pink ground and gilt oval floral panels and c-scrolls. Gilt centre ring and border edges. Gilt highlights to mouldings. 631
637 Fruit basket and stand, round shell dish with single handle, dessert plate. Bone china. Centre print of fruit in grey filled in with multicoloured enamels. Gilt highlights. 637
767 table Dinner plate, dessert plate. Earthenware. "Japan Opaque China" floral print in blue and filled with underglaze blue and yellow green, blue green, iron red, rose, yellow, and purple enamels. 767
767 dessert Dessert centre piece, square, oval, and shell dessert dishes, dessert plate. Earthenware. "Japan Opaque China" floral print in blue and filled with underglaze blue and yellow green, blue green, iron red, rose, yellow, and purple enamels. Handles traced in gilt. 767
806 Comport from a dessert service. Bone china. Centre print of fruit in grey filled in with multicoloured enamels. Gilt highlights. 806
831 Tureen and ladle from a dessert service. Earthenware. Printed in black with rocks and flowers and floral sprigs. Filled multicoloured with green and rose highlights on mouldings. 831
833 Dessert plate. Earthenware. Central print in grey coloured in by hand. Red brown edge, shoulder ring and highlights to moulding. 833
844 table Dinner plate. Earthenware. "Dresden Opaque China" floral print in blue filled with multicoloured enamels. 844
844 dessert Dessert plate. Earthenware. "Dresden Opaque China" floral print in blue filled with multicoloured enamels. 844
860 Round shell dish with single handle. Earthenware. Complex Chinoiserie design printed in blue filled with underglaze blue, salmon pink and iron red. Gilt highlights. 860
862 table Soup plate. Bone china. Rock and flowers printed in black and filled with multicoloured enamels. Four large and four small floral sprigs on border. 862
862 dessert Round shell dish with single handle. Bone china. Rock and flowers printed in black and filled with multicoloured enamels. Four similar floral sprigs on border. 862
865 Round shell dish with single handle, dessert plate. Bone china. Gilt band at edge with border of gilt c-scrolls. Hand-painted gilt and turquoise floral sprigs. Gilt ring centre and gilt highlights on grape mouldings. 865
885 Gravy boat stand(?), soup plate. Bone china. Hand-painted bowl of flowers in underglaze dark and pale blue, and overglaze iron-red, salmon & gilt. Gilt band at edge. Handles heavy gilt. 885
892 Dessert plate. Bone china. Gilt edge band. Trellis moulding and panel sides filled matt cream with gilt leaf sprigs. Quatrefoils white and gilt. Panels & c-scrolls traced gilt. Multicoloured hand-painted floral sprigs in panels. Wide underglaze blue inner border with gilt vine leaves & grapes. Gilt inner edge & centre ring 892
895 Dessert plate. Bone china. Bowl of flowers printed in black and filled in with yellow-green and turquoise enamels. Gold band at edge. 895
941 Three dessert plates. Bone china. Multicoloured landscape centre. Underglaze blue border with straw flower heads picked out in gold. Gilt sun & moon scattered over border. Asymmetric gilt inner border edge with hanging gilt fern. Gilt edge line. 941
993 table Dinner plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue: Japan style floral centre with three sprigs round border, filled underglaze blue, iron-red, rose, yellow, and yellow-green, with opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 993
993 dessert Fruit basket & stand, rectangular dessert dish, dessert plate. Earthenware. Printed in blue: Japan style floral centre with three sprigs round border, filled underglaze blue, iron-red, rose, yellow, and yellow-green, with opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. Handles blued with gilt tracing. 993
994 Dinner plate. Earthenware. Blue printed Bowl of Flowers print touched in iron-red, buff, yellow, with gilt highlights. Lustre edge. 994
995 Leaf dessert dish. Earthenware. Blue printed Bowl of Flowers print touched in iron-red, buff, yellow, with opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. Handles blued & traced gilt. 995
1017 Oval dessert dish. Bone china. Multicoloured hand-painted landscape centres. Gilt edge band, shoulder line, tracing on handles. 1017
1024 Dessert tureen with lid. Bone china. Border white & gilt in large c-scroll reserves, with floral sprigs in gilt with blue & yellow small flower heads. Border edged gilt in and out, handles traced gilt. 1024
1045 Dessert plate. Bone china. Wide underglaze blue border with fan-like straw and gilt butterfly reserves. Stylised scale & vine gilding, outer gilt band. Centre multicoloured hand-painted landscape surrounded by gilt band. Handles traced gilt. 1045
1066 Leaf pickle dish, soup plate. Earthenware. Outline printed in blue: Japan style floral pattern hand painted in iron-red and underglaze blue with opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. Gilt tracing on handles. 1066
1078 Dessert plate. Bone china. Wide underglaze blue border with quatrefoil multicoloured landscape reserves. Stylised leaf & brickwork gilding, outer gilt band. Centre multicoloured hand-painted landscape surrounded by cream & gilt feathery inner border. Handles outlined gilt. 1078
1082 table Soup plate. Earthenware. Outline printed in blue: Japan style floral pattern hand painted in iron-red and underglaze blue with opaque orange highlights. 1082
1082 dessert Rectangular dessert dish. Earthenware. Outline printed in blue: Japan style floral pattern hand painted in iron-red and underglaze blue with opaque orange highlights. Gilt tracing on handles. 1082
1092 Fruit basket stand. Earthenware. Blue outline print with hand-painted Japan style flower basket centre with flowers and three sprigs round border, all in underglaze blue, rose, purple, yellow-green, black. Opaque orange highlights. 1092
1110 Dessert plate. Bone china. Wide underglaze blue border with shell reserves in cream, pale blue & gold, gilt seaweed between, gilt outer band, gilt tressured inside band. Centre hand-painted multicoloured basket of flowers on plinth. Handles outlined gilt. 1110
1111 Two leaf dessert dishes. Bone china. Multicoloured landscape centre. Underglaze blue border with straw flower heads picked out in gold. Gilt sun & moon scattered over border. Asymmetric gilt inner border edge with hanging gilt fern. Gilt edge line. 1111
1115 Dessert plate. Bone china. Multicoloured hand-painted Dresden style floral sprigs. Underglaze blue border gilded with leaf pattern. Gold outer band, inner c-scroll border with ferns. Handles traced with gold. 1115
1119 Dessert plate. Bone china. Japan style basket of flowers hand-painted in underglaze dark blue, and overglaze rose, purple, yellow green, and gold. 3 sprigs similar on border. Handles traced with gold. 1119
1181 Small meat dish from a dinner service. Bone china. Underglaze blue border with heavy scale gilding containing three reserves with gilt floral sprigs. Cream band inside border with interlinked gilt c-scrolls. Multicoloured hand-painted floral sprigs in centre. Gadrooning highlighted in gilt. 1181
1184 Oval dessert dish. Earthenware. Border of angled compartments in overglaze iron-red. Large peony centre, and three large and three small flower sprigs in border, all in underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red and salmon. Opaque orange highlights. Gilt tracing on handles. Lustre edge. 1184
1230 Dessert plate. Earthenware. Centre printed in puce with one large and two small flower sprigs. Filled overglaze with rose, iron-red, purple, yellow green, yellow, and blue enamels. Border of overglaze yellow green enamels. Gilt edge & shoulder lines, tracing on handles. 1230
1240 table Small meat dish. Earthenware. "Japan Flowers" print in blue, filled overglaze rose, purple, and yellow. Opaque orange highlights. 1240
1240 dessert Square, oval dessert dishes. Earthenware. "Japan Flowers" print in blue, filled overglaze rose, purple, and yellow. Opaque orange highlights. Gilt tracing on handles. Lustre edge. 1240
1660 Square dessert dish. Earthenware. Japan style floral centre with border sprigs. Underglaze blue leaves, overglaze flower heads in red, rose & purple, small leaves in blue green & yellow green. Opaque orange highlights. Shoulder line cusped in red. Handles traced in gilt. 1660
1982 Dessert tureen with lid, oval, leaf dessert dishes, dessert plate. Bone china. Floral sprigs (4 round edge and 1 in centre) printed in pink. Gilt highlights to edge and handles. 1982
2168 Square dessert dish. 'Gloucester' shape. Bone china. Border of four diamond segmented panels printed in purple with gilt rosette centre and gilt highlights, each surrounded by scroll gilding. Small gilt flower sprig between panels. Centre hand-painted multicoloured landscape. Gilt edge line, tracing on rosette moulding and handles. 2168
2179 Pair of dessert plates. 'Gloucester' shape. Bone china. Border of four diamond segmented panels printed in purple with gilt rosette centre and gilt highlights, each surrounded by leaf & scroll gilding. Centre large hand-painted multicoloured flower group, and four similar small flower groups between border segments. Gilt edge line, tracing on rosette moulding. 2179
6765 Rectangular dessert dish. 'Talbot' shape. Bone china. Buff stone border with 3 reserves edged with white leaves. Flower and fruit centre printed in puce and filled rose, yellow green, yellow, blue, purple, and iron-red. Gilt edges to border, cross-hatching in reserves, leaves in border, tracery on handles, and line on foot. 6765
7761 Round dessert dish, dessert plate. 'Talbot' shape. Bone china. Grey border. In centre, one large and two small flower sprigs printed in puce and filled iron red, rose, yellow green, blue green, yellow, blue, and purple. Gilt double edge with whorls between, narrow and wide line edge to centre with dog tooth and dot inside, tracing on handles, edge to foot. 7761
8175 Pair of dessert plates. 'Talbot' shape. Bone china. Floral design with cross-hatched border printed in very dark brown, almost black. Border filled iron red with white reserves. Inner edge to border and reserve edges in uglaze flow blue highlighted in orange. Floral sprigs in centre and reserves filled uglaze flow blue, iron red, purple, yellow, blue, and highlighted in orange. Brown edge. 8175
8270 Oval dessert dish. 'Talbot' shape 'seconds'. Bone china. 'May Flower' print in puce, border bands filled yellow green, sprigs filled rose, turquoise, yellow green. Fawn edge, foot line, tracery on handles. 8270
8426 Dessert plate. 'Burton' shape. Bone china. Flow-blue, pale blue, and gilt border with scrolled inner edge and puce double dash and dot groups all over pale blue. Flower swags in moulded reserves printed in puce and filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge, star centre, leaf sprigs on shoulder. 8426
8758 Oval dessert dish. 'Burton' shape. Bone china. Flow-blue, pale blue, and gilt border with reserves within mouldings with floral swags printed in puce filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt star centre, tracing on handles. Flow-blue, pale blue, and gilt foot. 8758
9273 Dessert plate. Bone china. Beige border with white and gilt scrolled leaf circlet. Gilt edge and inner line. Centre flower group printed in puce and filled with multicoloured enamels. 9273
9693 Oval dessert dish. 'Burton' shape. Bone china. White and gilt. Gilt edge with narrow line slightly inside and double gilt leaf sprigs between. Gilt broad and narrow shoulder rings. Gilt leaf star centre. Gilt double AL-LA monogram in one moulded reserve. 9693

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2/1 - 2/9999 Series

Tea & Breakfast wares - also dessert and other wares with tea ware numbers.

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2/1 Teapot stand: 'Grecian' shape. Saucer, cup, and can: 'Bute' shape. Bone china. Pale brown border with dark brown edges and sine wave with leaves & berries, outside hollow ware & inside flat ware. Dark brown sine wave with dark brown berries & pale brown leaves inside hollow ware & on shoulders of flat ware. Pale & dark brown acorn[?] or coffee pod[?] on leaved sprig in centre on all ware. Pale brown edge, foot line, sides to handle. 2/1
2/20 Small saucer dish, trio. 'Grecian' shape. Bone china. Wide pale blue border with vine leaves in white, gilt & salmon, stems & grapes in gilt. Narrow mazarin blue border edged gold with stylised leaf & berry pattern in gilt. Gilt edge, mid line, foot line, half solid handle. 2/20
2/21 blue Dessert plate. Bone china. Pale blue ground border with flowers with iron red petals and gilt leaves and stems. Inner and outer edges in underglaze blue and gilt. 2/21 blue
2/21 pink Dessert plate. Bone china. Salmon pink ground border with flowers with iron red petals and gilt leaves and stems. Inner and outer edges in underglaze blue and gilt. 2/21 pink
2/66 Cup and saucer. 'Unhandled' shape. Bone china. White & gilt. Stylised floral border inside cup & saucer. Small sprigs outside cup, and between border & centre ring on saucer. Gilt sprig centre. 2/66
2/115 Cup and saucer. 'Bute' shape. Bone china. Broseley style print in blue. Gilt floral arcading inside cup and on saucer shoulder. Gilt edge, foot line, tracing on handle. 2/115
2/187 Large saucer dish. 'Grecian' shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue border with white reserves edged with gold c-scrolls. Multicoloured handpainted flower groups in reserves. Gilt foliage on blue, gilt edge, gilt wide & narrow bands inside. 2/187
2/211 Trio. 'Grecian' shape. Bone china. White & gold. Wide stylised flower & leaf border, gold edge and inner border in. Gold circlet of flowers out, Gold mid line, foot line, sides & spike to handle. Wide border and centre ring on saucer. 2/211
2/252 Cup and saucer. 'Unhandled' shape. Bone china. White & gold. Stylised floral border outside cup & inside saucer. Gilt edge & foot line, centre line to saucer. 2/252
2/254 Dessert plate. Bone china. Spiral green and grey floral sprigs hanging over shoulder interspersed with smaller gilt sprigs. Single green and grey sprig in centre. Gilt edge, centre ring and highlights to moulding. 2/254
2/567 Cup and saucer. 'Unhandled' shape. Bone china. Buff border inside cup & saucer, with single sine wave lower edge with leaves, buds & stalks; gilt line below. Gilt edge, centre line foot line outside cup. Gilt centre ring inside saucer. 2/567
2/578 Dessert plate. Bone china. Heavily gilt border with underglaze blue and salmon pink ground decorated with iron red, green and gilt flowers 2/578
2/643 Square dessert dish, dessert plate. Bone china. Chinese vases with flowers &c in centre and four floral border sprigs printed in black, filled in with multicoloured enamels. Green and rose enamel highlights on mouldings. 2/643
2/784 Coffee cup & saucer. Bone china. Rose flower heads on gold sprigs in single band, gold edge band inside & outside. Gold mid line, foot line, spike & tracing on handle. On saucer two bands of sprigs between gold edge band and centre ring. 2/784
2/806 Tea cup & saucer. Bone china. Inside cup & saucer: gold edge band, buff band with gold edges and alternating spiralling gold sprigs with white flower heads, and half gold leaves; angled toothed gold centre band. gilt centre ring on saucer. Outside cup: gilt edge band, band of stylised thunderbolts, mid line, foot band. Gilt spike & tracing on handle. 2/806
2/818 Creamer, tea cup & saucer, muffin. Bone china. Bowl of flowers printed in black and filled in with overglaze multicoloured enamels. 2/818
2/823 Coffee cup. Bone china. Pale blue ground above mouldings. Large multicoloured hand-painted flower groups between reserves and smaller ones in reserves. Gilt scrollwork inside cup. Gilt highlights to mouldings. Gilt edge inside and out, foot ring. 2/823
2/836 Large oval dish from a breakfast service. Bone china. Dark blue flower sprigs painted sparsely. 2/836
2/837 Trio. Bone china. Bowl of flowers printed in blue, filled underglaze dark blue. Gilt highlights, edge band inside & out, foot line, spike on handle. 2/837
2/839 Tea cup & saucer. Bone china. Bowl of flowers printed in blue, filled underglaze dark blue, and overglaze iron-red. Gilt highlights, edge band inside & out, foot line, tracing on handle. 2/839
2/842 Dessert plate (from a breakfast service?). Bone china. One large and two small hand-painted multicoloured flower sprigs. No gilt. 2/842
2/843 Tea cup & saucer. Bone china. Mazarin blue from gilt edge band to gilt foot band, with groups of four gilt bricks. Single reserve in white with multicoloured hand-painted flower group surrounded by gold band, straw band, gilt sunburst. Inside cup: Gilt edge band, straw border with irregular gilt inner edge with hanging gilt fern, gilt balls on straw. Half solid gilt handle. On saucer reserve in centre with surround in reverse at edge. 2/843
2/845 Tea cup and saucer. Bone china. Small hand-painted multicoloured flower sprigs spaced around the mouldings. 2/845
2/848 Coffee cup & saucer. Bone china. Bowl of flowers printed in black and filled in with overglaze multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge band inside cup & saucer. 2/848
2/854 Large saucer dish, tea cup and saucer. Bone china. One large and two small hand-painted multicoloured flower sprigs. Gold edge. 2/854
2/860 Large saucer dish. Bone china. Band of sprigs in gold with 3 flower heads hand-painted in puce, gold edge band, gold centre line with puce & gold sprig in centre. 2/860
2/886 Small saucer dish, trio. Bone china. Gilt tracery and floral sprigs. Gilt edge. 2/886
2/893 Large saucer dish. Bone china. Gilt edge band. Mazarin blue border with gilt leaves & arabesques. Gilt c-scroll inner edge from which hangs alternating straw & gilt hands of bananas[?] and red & gold flowers with green & gilt leaves. Gilt centre line. 2/893
2/926 Small saucer dish, trio. Bone china. Underglaze blue and pale blue floral sprigs with gilt highlights. Gilt edge band inside and outside. Gilt foot line, spike on handle. 2/926
2/971 Coffee cup. Bone china. Heavy gilt highlighting of mouldings. Gilt edge and foot ring. 2/971
2/1043 Coffee cup and saucer, food warming plate from a breakfast service. 'Royal' shape. Bone china. Underglaze blue border with gilt leaf &c, with white reserves filled with multicoloured hand painted flower groups. Gilt edge, centre rings and highlights to shell cap. Gilt acanthus and scrollwork to base. 2/1043
2/1063 Slop Bowl. 'Royal' shape. Bone china. Underglaze blue border with gilt leaf groups, c-scroll inner border, and hanging fern. Centre one large and two small hand-painted floral sprigs. External gilt sine wave with trailing leaves, upper and lower gilt edge lines to main body, gilt foot line. 2/1063
2/1296 Tea service, tea cup and saucer. Bone china. Gilt edge band and inner ring to border. Border underglaze blue with white oval reserves edged cream and gilt. Gilt fish scale on outer border, hanging leaves between reserves. Flower sprigs hand-painted in multicoloured enamels in reserves. Gilt leaf circlet outside. Solid gilt outside to handles. 2/1296
2/1378 Tea pot and stand, sugar box, milk jug, slop bowl, large and small saucer dishes, tea cup and saucer. Bone china. Underglaze blue with gilded network border, cream and gilt c-scrolls inside with hanging gilt fern. Centre one large and two small hand-painted floral sprigs. Gilt highlights on gadrooning, gilt spike on handle and detailing on spout and knob. 2/1378
2/1489 Large saucer dish, saucers, tea cup, coffee cup, 6" muffin. 'Grecian' shape. Bone china. Landscapes printed in red-brown. Two red-brown lines at edge. 2/1489
2/1650 Coffee cup and saucer. 'Royal' shape. Bone china. Armorial version of Pattern 2/1043 with multicoloured arms on side of cup opposite handle, and in centre of saucer. 2/1650
2/1673 Fruit basket (from a breakfast service?). Bone china. Alternating large & small floral sprigs printed in black, filled in multicoloured enamels. Sprig centre. 2/1673
2/3294 Egg cup stand. 'Argyle' shape. Bone china. Hand-painted with green flower and leaf sprigs. 2/3294
2/4058 Coffee cup and saucer. 'Dorset' shape. Bone china. Green, straw, and gilt arcaded border. Small hand-painted floral groups in each arch and larger one in centre. Gilt centre ring with outline dentilation outside. Gilt circlet of flower heads between gilt lines outside cup, gilt foot ring, tracing and spike on handles. 2/4058
2/6356 Breakfast cup & saucer. 'Imperial' shape. Bone china. Edge and shoulder bands in underglaze blue with four gold lines. Flower groups between bands and outside cup printed in puce & filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt floral circlet and centre ring, foot line, edge, tracing on handle. 2/6356
2/6415 Coffee cup and saucer. 'Imperial' shape. Bone china. Grey and gilt arcaded border, with flower swag in each arch printed in puce and filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge line, centre line, star centre. Gilt line outside cup, foot line, spike on handle. 2/6415

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3/1 - c.3/1100 Series

Fancy wares.

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3/440 Vase. Bone china. Underglaze dark blue and heavily gilt body. Single landscape reserve in multicoloured enamels. 3/440
3/559 Spill vase. Bone china. Wrap-round hand-painted rural scene in multicoloured enamels. Double gilt band at top and base of scene. Single gilt band round foot, and inside lip. 3/559
3/668 Spill vase. Bone china. Japan style print in black of flower vase on legged stand in planter from which large and small flowers are growing. Filled overglaze in rose, yellow green, purple, iron-red, yellow. Border of trefoils on band printed in black, filled rose, round lip and foot. Gold bands round body, inside and outside lip. Gilt tracing on handles. 3/668

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5/1 - c.5/5800 Series

Tea & Breakfast wares.

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5/242 Bread & butter plate. 'Neuilly' shape 'seconds'. Bone china. 'Wreath' print in puce, filled with multicoloured enamels. Single rose sprig in centre. Pale blue edge line and tracing on handles. 5/242
5/254 Trio. 'Neuilly' shape. Bone china. Gold and white scrolls, flower heads, and fern. Gilt edge, foot line, line inside cup, star centre, tracing on handles. 5/254
5/1466 Trio. Bone china. Narrow pale green & gilt lined border, gilt detailing on moulding, gilt foot line, gilt star centre, gilt spike on handle. Reserves filled with flower groups printed in pink & filled with multicoloured enamels. 5/1466
5/1661 Bread & butter plate. 'Neuilly' shape. Bone china. Gilt centre flower sprig, shoulder line, edge, & tracing on handles. 5/1661
5/4017 Tea cup & saucer. Bone china. Arcaded turquoise, straw, & gilt border, with hand-painted landscape in each arch (4 on cup, 5 on saucer). Gilt dentillated edge, star centre, scrolls inside cup, tracing on handle. 5/4017

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6/1 - c.6/8200 Series

Table, Dessert, & Toilet wares.

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6/59 Dessert plate. Earthenware. Exotic bird centre and floral border swags printed in green, filled yellow green, blue green, iron red, purple, pink, brown, yellow. Straw shoulder. Uglaze flow blue reserves in border, and centre band inside shoulder. Gilt sprigs in reserves, edging to centre bands, highlights, and edge. 6/59
6/918 Rectangular and round dessert dishes. 'Burton' shape. Bone china. Flow-blue and gilt edge line and scroll-moulding. Flow-blue, gilt, and multicoloured flower sprigs between moulded reserves. Central flower group and flower swags in moulded reserves printed in puce and filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt c-scrolls each side swags in reserves. Gilt leaf sprigs hanging from reserves. Gilt tracing on handles. Flow-blue and gilt edge on foot. 6/918
6/1583 Dessert plate. Bone china. Hand-painted landscape centre in muted colours, within ornate orange border with white reserves filled with gilding. Gilt fern on shoulder, gilt edge. 6/1583
6/1605 Pair of dessert plates. Bone china. Hand-painted landscape centre, within ornate pale blue and gilt border. Gilt edge. 6/1605
6/3703 Dinner plate. Bone china. Apricot border with 3 gilt c-scroll reserves. Gilt edge with dontils and hanging flower sprigs between reserves. Gilt shoulder line. Centre flower group and groups in reserves printed in puce and filled with multicoloured enamels. 6/3703
6/3728 Dessert plate. 'Talbot' shape. Bone china. Multicoloured hand-painted landscape centre with arcaded and floral gilded shoulder band surrounded by plain gilt band. Printed pale blue mottled border. Edge moulding outlined in gilt. 6/3728
6/4625 Dessert plate. 'Talbot' shape. Bone china. Three-piece leaf-edged marone border with half flower-head reserve in each. Three hand-painted flower sprigs on shoulder. Gilt leaf-star centre, edging, and leaf fronds. 6/4625
6/5586 Dessert plate. Bone china. Marone, gilt, and pale salmon pierced border with white petalled flower-heads. Gilt fern dropping over shoulder. Hand-painted, multicoloured circlet of flowers in centre. 6/5586
6/6279 Oval dessert dish. 'Talbot' shape. Bone china. Three-part grey border with pair of straw leaves in each. Large centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group with three smaller by border. Gilt c-scroll and leaf gilding. White and gilt edge, gilt handles, gilt foot line. 6/6279

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John Ridgway, Bates & Co.

For some reason the pattern numbering system evolved under the previous partnerships was abandoned around 1856 when Bates came on the scene. A new system was begun commencing at 1 for all wares. The series would appear to have reached over 1000 before confusion with the first Ridgway numbering system forced a further change (1859?) as detailed below. For the sake of avoiding confusion, in the Brown-Westhead period pattern books the factory prefixed these numbers with 8/ so BWM '8/103' is the same pattern as JRB '103' however no pieces have been observed by me to have the '8/' actually written on them. A few of the patterns were continued well into the BWM/Cauldon period and appear, confusingly, on shapes of that period.

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91 Pair of dessert plates. Bone china. Marone and straw border. Multicoloured hand-painted flower group centre. Gilt highlights to border, gilt double centre line, gilt edge. 91
369 Dessert plate. Bone china. Turquoise and straw border. Straw shoulder. Multicoloured hand-painted swan floating on water with reeds behind, all surrounded with thin black line. Arcarded double gilt border between centre and shoulder, gilt dotted and plain lines on outer edge of shoulder, gilt highlights to border, gilt edge. 369
687 Dessert plate. Bone china. Marone and straw border. Straw shoulder. Multicoured hand-painted landscape centre. Gilt line both sides of shoulder, gilt highlights to border, gilt edge. 687
939 Dessert plate. Bone china. Marone and straw border. Multicoured hand-painted landscape centre. Gilt double line inside border, gilt highlights to border, gilt edge. 939
1864 Dessert plate. Bone china. Hand-painted flower group centre within ornate pale blue border with white reserves filled with gilding. Gilt edge. 1864

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Bates, Brown-Westhead & Moore
T. C. Brown-Westhead, Moore, & Co
Cauldon Ltd
Cauldon Potteries Ltd

In 1859, or thereabouts, a totally new system of numbering was evolved based on letter prefixes.

As before, printed patterns (without further decoration) were not given a pattern number but were referred to by the name of the print.

I have also included some miscellaneous wares here.

A Table wares c.1859-c.1877
B Dessert wares c.1859-c.1908?
C Tea & breakfast wares c.1859-c.1880?
D Toilet wares c.1859-c.1910?
E Sanitary wares c.1859-c.?
F Miscellaneous wares c.1859-c.?
G Fancy wares c.1859-c.1910?
H Table wares c.1877-c.1897
K Tea & breakfast wares c.1880?-c.1897?
L Table wares c.1897-c.1910
N Tea & breakfast wares c.1897?-c.1910?
O Hotel wares c.1908-c.19?
P Dessert wares c.1908?-c.19?
R Toilet wares c.1910?-c.19?
T Tea & breakfast wares c.1910?-c.19?
V Table wares c.1910-c.19?
W Fancy wares c.1910?-c.19?
X ? ?

The above dates are based on dates in the surviving pattern books held at the Wedgwood Museum. The dates indicate when patterns were first introduced and do not relate to the actual year of manufacture of a particular piece. Some patterns vanished very quickly whereas others continued for years, even decades.

Cauldon Ltd began a new series of simple numbers without prefix.

Printed Wares

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"E Kennard" bird & fish series blue
Dessert plate. 'Italian' shape. Earthenware. Printed with lapwing flying over open country, a stile in the foreground, and a gate in the middle distance. Kennard 6 blue
"Canova" series blue
Dinner plate. 'Portman' shape. Earthenware. Printed with birds in various poses, plants, &c. Canova blue
"Canova" series brown on blue
Dessert plate. 'Portman' shape. Earthenware. Printed with birds in various poses, plants, &c. Canova brown on blue
"Pomona" blue
Dinner plate. 'Italian' shape. Earthenware. Printed with sprig of sweet chestnut showing seed pods opening. A fly rests on a leaf, and a butterfly hovers above. Pomona blue

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B Series - Dessert wares.

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B/57 Short comport and dessert plate. Bone china. Pink and gilt border, gilt star centre, gilt swags on shoulder, gilt edge. B/57
B/230 Dessert plate. Bone china. Green and gilt border, inner edge crossed by four white and gilt feather groups. Floral swags printed in puce between feather groups, and filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt star centre. B/230
B/871 Short dessert comport. Bone china. Vermiculated gilt band between two narrow and two broad gilt bands, and two pale green bands. Gilt dentilated edge, wide, narrow and dotted bands on shoulder. Centre stellate pattern of rose heads printed in puce, and filled in rose and yellow green shading to yellow. Foot repeats pattern in reduced form. Single gilt line round body. B/871
B/1375 Dessert plate. Bone china. Pink border with gilt dontil edge. On border wide gilt band edged with two gilt lines. On gilt band circlet of flowers printed in puce and filled with multicoloured enamels. On shoulder gilt band, line, row of dots. Gilt star centre. B/1375
B/1710 Short dessert comport. Bone china. Pale green border with white and gilt lined and feathered edge. Inside edge gilt band and line and dots. Circlet of roses printed in puce, and filled rose,wellow green, and blue green. Gilt star centre. Foot repeats border in reduced form. Single gilt line round body. B/1710
B/3180 Dessert plate. 'Portman' shape. Bone china. The border one large and several small flower groups printed in puce, the large running into the centre. Filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge line. B/3180
B/4598 Dessert plate. 'Portman' shape. Bone china. Centre hand-painted landscape with cerulean blue border. Gilt edge with two narrow lines inside. Gilt & black foliate shoulder band between two gold bands, gilt row of dots inside. B/4598
B/8414 Round dish and dessert plate. 'Talbot' shape. Bone china. Border circlet of flowers printed in puce and filled with multicoloured enamels. Centre pale pink edged with gold line. Gilt edge; edge mouldings traced in gilt. B/8414

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H Series - Table wares.

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H/2754 Dinner plate. 'Portman' shape. Earthenware. 'Indiana' print in deep greenish-grey coloured underglaze in yellow, rose, purple, tan, blue, blue green. H/2754
H/3736 Dinner plate. 'Portman' shape. Earthenware. 'Variete' series print in brown, filled blue, yellow green, blue green, brown, yellow, all underglaze. H/3736
H/4625 Soup plate. 'Tournay' shape. Bone china. 'Orleans Sprigs' printed in marone, and filled overglaze in rose and green. Gilt edge. H/4625

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K Series - Tea & Breakfast wares.

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K/255 Tea cup & (coffee?) saucer. 'Zephyr' shape. Bone china. Pale blue ground with elaborate gilt Greek key and flower border. Solid gilt handle. K/255
K/1448 Coffee cup & saucer. Ring-handled. Bone China. Printed in deep blue with small birds, plants, &c, in style of 'Canova' print. Gilt lines at edge, foot rim & handle. K/1448

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Miscellaneous wares

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"Kidlington, Oxon" Earthenware. Printed with Pratt-style picture of area round church. Gilt edge. Kidlington Oxon
"The Queen's Doll's House" Model of the Doll's House. Parian china. Queen's Doll's House

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