Cauldon Place
Late Pierced Dessert shape

Geoffrey Godden published photographs of this shape in his Ridgway Porcelains (1985) as follows:
Pattern 6/3197, short round dessert comport, p.230, Plate 200; dessert plate, p.228, Plate 199.
Pattern 6/3296, part dessert service, p.232, Colour Plate 16.
Pattern 6/5018, part dessert service with spill vase, p.45, Plate 46.
An unnumbered square dessert dish, p.230, Plate 201.

John Ridgway & Co.

Pattern 2506

Pattern 6/5018

 

Pattern 2506

Because of the shape and number I thought initially this must be a John Ridgway, Bates, & Co. piece. If that were true it would be the highest pattern number in the John Ridgway, Bates, & Co. series so far observed. On further consideration, however, the painted decoration and gilding tell a different story. I believe this is a replacement made for a 'Gloucester' shape service long after the moulds for the 'Gloucester' shape had ceased to be used. The way the gilding is done at the edge and on the handles follows the 'Gloucester' mouldings and ignores the actual edge mouldings of this shape.

The short dessert comport is 267mm long handle to handle and 95mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 2506 short dessert comport

Pattern 2506 short dessert comport top

The gilder has placed flower heads on the oak-leaf handles and edge mouldings, but the underlying mouldings can still be clearly discerned.

Pattern 2506 short dessert comport base

Pattern 2506 short dessert comport pattern number

Photos © Amy Zierath 2021

 

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Pattern 6/5018

The short dessert comport is 265mm long handle to handle and 104mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 6/5018 short dessert comport

Pattern 6/5018 short dessert comport top

Pattern 6/5018 short dessert comport top detail

Pattern 6/5018 short dessert comport handle detail

Pattern 6/5018 short dessert comport side

Pattern 6/5018 short dessert comport base

Pattern 6/5018 short dessert comport pattern number

Photos © Steve Millington ~ hippots 2021

 

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