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'Argyle' shape tea and breakfast wares

Geoffrey Godden illustrates examples of the 'Argyle' shape in his Ridgway Porcelains (1985) as follows:
Patterns 2/3211 to 2/3214 pattern book entries, p.119, Plate 129
Patterns 2/3356 to 2/3358 pattern book entries, p.121, Plate 133
Pattern 2/3426 teapot*, sugar box*, creamer*, & tea cup, p.122, Plate 134
Pattern 2/3866 pattern book entry, p.119, Plate 130
Michael Berthoud in his A Compendium of British Cups (1990) illustrates cups as follows:
Pattern 2/3232? tea cup, p.158, Plate 945
Pattern 2/3402 tea cup, p.158, Plate 943
Pattern 2/3510 coffee cup, p.158, Plate 946

* Tea services with cups of 'Argyle' shape could have covered pieces (i.e. teapot, sugar box, creamer) of more than one shape.
The first and most common type is shared with the triple arch moulding shape and is illustrated in Godden's photograph of Pattern 2/3426 listed above, a creamer of Pattern 2/3376 in Michael Berthoud's A Cabinet of British Creamers (1999), p.154, Plate 922, and also shown below under Patterns 2/3232 coffee pot, 2/3296 creamer, 2/3386 teapot.
The second rarer type is illustrated by Godden as a sugar box of Pattern 2/2381, p.118, Plate 127, by Berthoud as a creamer of Pattern 2/2342, p.158, Plate 943, and by a teapot of Pattern 2/3426 below. The fact that this last has the same pattern number as the first type teapot illustrated by Godden shows that the choice was probably a matter for the customer.

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

John & William Ridgway

Pattern 2/2472

Pattern 2/3232

Pattern 2/3294

Pattern 2/3296

Pattern 2/3298

Pattern 2/3386

Pattern 2/3426

Pattern 2/3430

Pattern 2/3500

Pattern 2/4023

 

Pattern 2/2472

The tea cup & saucer. Bone china.

Pattern 2/2472 tea cup and saucer

Pattern 2/2472 tea cup and saucer

Pattern 2/2472 tea cup and saucer

Pattern 2/2472 tea cup and saucer

Pattern 2/2472 saucer pattern number Pattern 2/2472 tea cup pattern number

Photos © Sujing Dum 2020

 

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Pattern 2/3232

The pattern book entry for 2/3232 states: 'on the Argyle Shape China pattn as 2/3144'.
Unfortunately the pattern book entry for 2/3144 is missing.

The coffee pot (first type) is 11.25 inches tall. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3232 coffee pot right side

Pattern 2/3232 coffee pot pattern number

Photos © Judie Siddall 2020

 

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Pattern 2/3294

The pattern book entry for 2/3294 shows a drawing of an 'Argyle' shape cup with this decoration.

The slop bowl is 166mm in diameter and 91mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3294 slop bowl

Pattern 2/3294 slop bowl top

Pattern 2/3294 slop bowl side

Pattern 2/3294 slop bowl base

Pattern 2/3294 slop bowl pattern number

The egg cup stand is 232mm long, 173mm wide, and 120mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3294 egg cup stand

Pattern 2/3294 egg cup stand top

Pattern 2/3294 egg cup stand side

Pattern 2/3294 egg cup stand base

Pattern 2/3294 egg cup stand pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2020

 

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Pattern 2/3296

The pattern book entry for 2/3296 shows a drawing of an 'Argyle' shape cup with this decoration.

The creamer (first type) is 124mm tall and 143mm lip to handle. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3296 creamer top

Pattern 2/3296 creamer left side

Pattern 2/3296 creamer lip side

Pattern 2/3296 creamer right side

Pattern 2/3296 creamer handle side

Pattern 2/3296 creamer base

Pattern 2/3296 creamer pattern number

Photos © Robert Hawker 2020

 

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Pattern 2/3298

The pattern book entry for 2/3298 shows a drawing of an 'Argyle' shape cup with this decoration.

The coffee cup and saucer. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3298 coffee cup and saucer

The saucer is 149mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3298 saucer front

Pattern 2/3298 saucer side

Pattern 2/3298 saucer back

Pattern 2/3298 saucer pattern number

The coffee cup is 84mm in diameter and 69mm tall. The handle rises 11mm above the lip and protrudes 21mm.

Pattern 2/3298 coffee cup top

Pattern 2/3298 coffee cup left side

Pattern 2/3298 coffee cup handle side

Pattern 2/3298 coffee cup base

Pattern 2/3298 coffee cup pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2020

 

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Pattern 2/3386

The pattern book entry for 2/3386 shows a drawing of an 'Argyle' shape cup with this decoration.

The teapot (first type) is 260mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3386 teapot right side

Pattern 2/3386 teapot top

Pattern 2/3386 teapot lid top

Pattern 2/3386 teapot lid base

Pattern 2/3386 teapot base top

Pattern 2/3386 teapot handle detail

Pattern 2/3386 teapot spout detail

Pattern 2/3386 teapot base

Pattern 2/3386 teapot pattern number

Photos © Maple Lane Arts Ltd. 2021

 

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Pattern 2/3426

The pattern book entry for 2/3426 shows a drawing of an 'Argyle' shape cup with this decoration.

The part tea service. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3426 part tea service

The teapot (rare 2nd type) is 267mm long and 172mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3426 teapot

Pattern 2/3426 teapot top

Pattern 2/3426 teapot knob detail

Pattern 2/3426 teapot filter detail

Note the typical Ridgway domed filter.

Pattern 2/3426 teapot base

The old labels read: "These dishes belonged to / Rydie Ives who died Jan 19 / 1958 / 71 yrs old // These belonged to / Rydie's great grandmother / at least 150 yrs. old in 1958". I love family legends and provenance but the information is a little out as the service was made in the 1830s. If we take 30 years per generation that gives 120 years before 1958, which is more accurate.

Pattern 2/3426 teapot pattern number

The saucer is 146mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3426 saucer front

Pattern 2/3426 saucer back

Neither saucer nor cup bears a pattern number. The mark seen is a painter's tally mark.

The tea cup bowl is 95mm in diameter and 57mm tall. it is 63mm to the top of the handle. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3426 tea cup top

Pattern 2/3426 tea cup left side

Pattern 2/3426 tea cup base

The muffin is 94mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3426 muffin front

Pattern 2/3426 muffin back

Pattern 2/3426 muffin pattern number

Photos © Hannah Rose 2020

 

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Pattern 2/3430

The pattern book entry for 2/3430 shows a drawing of an 'Argyle' shape cup with this decoration.

The coffee cup and saucer. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3430 coffee cup and saucer

The saucer is 146mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3430 saucer front

Pattern 2/3430 saucer side

Pattern 2/3430 saucer back

Pattern 2/3430 saucer pattern number

The coffee cup is 83mm in diameter and 68mm tall. The handle rises 13mm above the lip and protrudes 21mm.

Pattern 2/3430 coffee cup top

Pattern 2/3430 coffee cup left side

Pattern 2/3430 coffee cup handle side

Pattern 2/3430 coffee cup base

Pattern 2/3430 coffee cup pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2020

 

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Pattern 2/3500

The pattern book entry for 2/3500 states 'Same patt[er]n as 2/3471 only Gold Edge instead of line'.
The entry for 2/3471 shows a drawing of an 'Argyle' shape cup with this decoration.

The slop bowl is 168mm in diameter an 91mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 2/3500 slop bowl top

Pattern 2/3500 slop bowl top detail

Pattern 2/3500 slop bowl side

Pattern 2/3500 slop bowl base

Pattern 2/3500 slop bowl pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2020

 

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Pattern 2/4023

The pattern book entry for 2/4023 shows a drawing of an 'Argyle' shape cup with this decoration.

The coffee cup & saucer. Bone china.

Pattern 2/4023 coffee cup and saucer

The saucer is 148mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 2/4023 saucer front

Pattern 2/4023 saucer back

Pattern 2/4023 saucer pattern number

The coffee cup is 82mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 2/4023 coffee cup top

Pattern 2/4023 coffee cup side

Pattern 2/4023 coffee cup base

Pattern 2/4023 coffee cup pattern number

Photos © Willa Latham ~ Gentle Rattle of China 2020

The large oval dish from a breakfast service is 366mm long and 302mm wide. Bone china.
Strictly speaking this dish is 'Royal' shape. Presumably they did not make an 'Argyle' shape version, so used what they had.
See Pattern 2/1082 for a small oval dish in this shape.

Pattern 2/4023 large oval dish front

Pattern 2/4023 large oval dish side

Pattern 2/4023 large oval dish back

Pattern 2/4023 large oval dish pattern number

The covered muffin dish is 209mm in diameter and 105mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 2/4023 covered muffin dish

Pattern 2/4023 covered muffin dish top

Pattern 2/4023 covered muffin dish cover underside

Pattern 2/4023 covered muffin dish top minus cover

Pattern 2/4023 covered muffin dish side

Pattern 2/4023 covered muffin dish base

Pattern 2/4023 covered muffin dish pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2020

 

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