Cauldon Place
Dessert shape with spiral piercings at rim

There is a problem with accepting all low numbers on late John Ridgway & Co. shapes as John Ridgway, Bates, & Co. pattern numbering because we simply don't know whether such shapes were copied by smaller factories. We know for certain that this is a John Ridgway & Co. shape because Godden illustrates an example of pattern 6/7926 in his Staffordshire Porcelains (1983), p.196, fig. 306. The existence of T. C. Brown-Westhead, Moore, & Co. patterns B/57 and B/230 illustrated below indicates that the shape was manufactured through the relevant period, so we would expect examples to turn up with John Ridgway, Bates, & Co. numbering. I am happy that pattern 91 below came out of Cauldon Place. The flower painting is typical of the factory at the period, and the mould exactly matches the B/57 and B/230 examples. This pair of plates was originally published as an example of John Ridgway, Bates, & Co. numbering in NCS Newsletter 88 (December 1992), p.20, fig. 1. I am less happy, however, with patterns 369, 687, and 939. In their favour they match the mouldings and diameter of the other three. There are very slight differences in the foot rim and the way the piercing has been done that match each other, but not the other three. Not enough difference to say they are definitely not from Cauldon Place but enough to start asking questions. Also in their favour is that the gilding of the veins of the leaves on patterns 369 and 939 is identical to the same veins on pattern 91. So I am going to leave them on the page until someone comes along with further information, with the understanding that there is a question mark hanging over them.

 

John Ridgway, Bates, & Co. numbering.

Pattern 91

Pattern 369

Pattern 687

Pattern 939

T. C. Brown-Westhead, Moore, & Co. numbering.

Pattern B/57

Pattern B/230

 

John Ridgway, Bates, & Co. numbering.

Pattern 91

The dessert plates are 228mm and 229mm in diameter. Bone China.

Pattern 91 pair of dessert plates front

Pattern 91 dessert plate centre 1

Pattern 91 dessert plate centre 2

Pattern 91 dessert plate Pattern number 1 Pattern 91 dessert plate Pattern number 2

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Pattern 369

The dessert plate is 225mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 369 dessert plate front

Pattern 369 dessert plate centre

Pattern 369 dessert plate back

Pattern 369 dessert plate pattern number and name

The word "Swan" seems to imply that other plates in the service may have had different birds on them.

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Pattern 687

The dessert plate is 226mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 687 dessert plate front

Pattern 687 dessert plate centre

Pattern 687 dessert plate back

Pattern 687 dessert plate pattern number

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Pattern 939

Bone china.

Pattern 939 dessert plate front

Pattern 939 dessert plate centre

Pattern 939 dessert plate back

Pattern 939 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © David House 2018

 

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T. C. Brown-Westhead, Moore, & Co. numbering.

Pattern B/57

The short dessert comport is 221mm in diameter and 60mm high. Bone china.

Pattern B/57 short comport front

Pattern B/57 short comport side

Pattern B/57 short comport back

Pattern B/57 short comport backstamp and pattern number

Thomas Pearce & Son were well-known London retailers.

The dessert plate is 224mm in diameter.

Pattern B/57 dessert plate front

Pattern B/57 dessert plate back

Pattern B/57 dessert plate backstamp and pattern number

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Pattern B/230

The dessert plate is 223mm in diameter.

Pattern B/230 dessert plate front

Pattern B/230 dessert plate back

Pattern B/230 dessert plate pattern number

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