Cauldon Place
'Napier' Table shape

The name 'Napier' probably refers to General Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853), the conqueror of Sindh, though there are other possibilities.

 

John Ridgway & Co.

"Napier" blue

"Napier" brown

"Giraffe" brown

Eagle Crest

Pattern 4217 "Cosmopolite"

Pattern 4278 "Bentick"

Pattern 4522 "Jesus College"

Pattern 5053

Pattern 5054

Pattern 5145 "Macartney"

Pattern 5219 "Constantia"

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

Pattern H/9129

 

"Napier" blue

The 7 inch muffin is 170mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Napier muffin front

Napier muffin back

Napier muffin backstamp

Photos © Tommy Cheatham 2019

 

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"Napier" brown

The dessert plate is 225mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Napier dessert plate front

Napier dessert plate back

Napier dessert plate backstamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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"Giraffe" brown

In 1827, Mohammed Ali, Wali (Viceroy) of Egypt, gave three live Giraffes, one to George IV of Britain, one to Charles X of France, and one to Franz II of Austria. The British specimen arrived with two milch-cows and two native handlers, and was installed in Windsor Great Park. It died in October 1829 and was dissected by a taxidermist called John Gould, and William IV donated the skin and bones to the Zoological Society of London's Museum in August 1830. There it remained until 1855 when the museum closed. The pathologist Mr. Crisp purchased the skin, but the current whereabouts of the remains, supposing them to have survived, is not known.1

The dinner plate is 259mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Giraffe dinner plate front

Giraffe dinner plate front detaild

Giraffe dinner plate back

Giraffe dinner plate backstamp

The soup plate is 259mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Giraffe soup plate front

Giraffe soup plate back

Giraffe soup plate backstamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Eagle Crest

One-off services are often not numbered. This appears to be no exception. The crest 'a demieagle displayed proper issuing from a ducal coronet' seems to apply to several families, so not a help to identification. I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who has any other pieces from this service, preferably with photos.

The covered entrée dish is 297mm long, 233mm wide, and 164mm tall.

Eagle crest covered entrée dish

Eagle crest covered entrée dish top

Eagle crest covered entrée dish lid detail

Eagle crest covered entrée dish lid underside

Eagle crest covered entrée dish side

Eagle crest covered entrée dish end

Eagle crest covered entrée dish base top

Eagle crest covered entrée dish base top detail

Eagle crest covered entrée dish base underside

Eagle crest covered entrée dish backstamp

The John Ridgway Royal Arms mark with the initials "J R".

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Pattern 4217 "Cosmopolite"

The sauce tureen stand is 221mm long and 152mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 4217 sauce tureen stand front

Pattern 4217 sauce tureen stand back

Pattern 4217 sauce tureen stand marks

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Pattern 4278 "Bentick"

The plate. Earthenware.

Pattern 4278 plate front

Pattern 4278 plate marks

Photos © Tommy Cheatham 2019

 

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Pattern 4522 "Jesus College"

The dinner plate is 256mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 4522 dinner plate front

Pattern 4522 dinner plate back

Pattern 4522 dinner plate marks

This is a puzzle. The shape and decoration belong to the 1830s, but the impressed date code "8/88" and "ENGLAND" in the backstamp indicate a date of manufacture c.1890. It would help if we knew which Jesus College was involved, but we don't.

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Pattern 5053

The dinner plate is 250mm in diameter. Imperial Stone body.

Pattern 5053 dinner plate front

Pattern 5053 dinner plate back

Pattern 5053 dinner plate marks

Photos © Violetta Pastwa 2020

The small soup plate is 220mm in diameter. Imperial Stone body.

Pattern 5053 small soup plate front

Pattern 5053 small soup plate back

Pattern 5053 small soup plate marks

The "Imperial Stone" body appears to have been developed to challenge the 'Blue Stone' wares coming from the Broad Street Works.
The decoration of these plates, on the other hand, seems more akin to products of the Church Works.

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Pattern 5054

The soup plate is 247mm in diameter. Imperial Stone body.

Pattern 5054 soup plate front

Pattern 5054 soup plate front detail

Pattern 5054 soup plate back

Pattern 5054 soup plate marks

Photos © Gay Jungemann ~ Ruby Lane 2020

 

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Pattern 5145 "Macartney"

The dinner plate is 252mm in diameter. Imperial Stone body.

Pattern 5145 dinner plate front

Pattern 5145 dinner plate back

Pattern 5145 dinner plate marks

The dessert plate or twiffler is 220mm in diameter. Imperial stone body.

Pattern 5145 dessert plate front

Pattern 5145 dessert plate back

Pattern 5145 dessert plate marks

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Pattern 5219 "Constantia"

The dinner plate is 255mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 5219 dinner plate front

Pattern 5219 dinner plate back

Pattern 5219 dinner plate marks

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Pattern H/9129

The dinner plate is 256mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern H/9129 dinner plate front

Pattern H/9129 dinner plate back

Pattern H/9129 dinner plate marks

The impressed mark reads "CAULDON".

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Notes

1. The Guardian, Tuesday 3 November 2015.

 

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