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Early octagonal dessert shape

There are a number of different varieties of this shape, and, originally, I had intended to use a different page for each variety, but there proved to be too many minor variations so they are now all on one page.

Three different handles were used with this shape: Grape, Rose, and Fan.

Pattern 865 leaf dish handle Pattern 767 leaf dish handle Pattern 637 leaf dish handle

The Grape handle appears mostly on bone china, but occasionally on earthenware. The Rose handle appears only on earthenware. The Fan handle is the least used and occurs both on bone china and earthenware.

Geoffrey Godden published a number of photos of this shape in Ridgway Porcelains (1985) as follows:
"British Scenery" series, Riverside Cottages, leaf dish, p.19, Plate 20.
Pattern 562, sauce tureen, p.70, Plate 69.
Pattern 585?, sauce tureen and fruit basket, p.75, Plate 74.
Patterns 600 & 601, pattern book page, p.72, Plate 71.
Pattern 642, sauce tureen, p.75, Plate 75.
Patterns 671 to 674, pattern book page, p.72, Plate 71.
Pattern 675, dessert plate, p.71, Plate 70.
Pattern 710, ice pail and fruit basket, p.74, Plates 72-73.
Pattern 722, centrepiece, p.76, Plate 76.
Patterns 731 & 732, pattern book page, p.73, Plate 71.
Pattern 744, pattern book entry, p.73, Plate 71.
Pattern 747 (incorrectly labelled as 767), part dessert service, p.19, Colour Plate 2.
Pattern 757, oval dish, p.29, Colour Plate 3.
Pattern 767, fruit basket and stand, p.27, Plate 19.
Pattern 2/572, pattern book entry, p.73, Plate 71.
Pattern 2/582, pattern book entry, p.73, Plate 71.
Pattern 2/598, pattern book entry, p.73, Plate 71.

 

Job Ridgway & Sons

Osterley Park

"British Scenery" series

"Dresden Opaque China"

Ottoman Empire series

Pattern 518

Pattern 577

Pattern 579

Pattern 580

Pattern 585

Pattern 594

Pattern 600

Pattern 609

Pattern 617

Pattern 626

Pattern 627

Pattern 631

Pattern 632

Pattern 637

Pattern 747

Pattern 767 "Japan Opaque China"

Pattern 775

Pattern 806

Pattern 816

Pattern 831

Pattern 833

Pattern 844 "Dresden Opaque China"

Pattern 860

Pattern 862

Pattern 865

Pattern 895

Pattern 1015

Pattern 2/21 blue

Pattern 2/21 pink

Pattern 2/254

Pattern 2/578

Pattern 2/643 (blue vase)

 

Osterley Park

The dessert plate is 209mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Osterley Park dessert plate front

Osterley Park dessert plate back

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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"British Scenery" series

For detailed information on the series see Dick Henrywood's The Transferware Recorder, Volume 3, Pages 61-76.

See also K. Church, 'J. & W. Ridgway - Anonymous Marks', Northern Ceramic Society Newsletter 107 (Sep. 1997), 14-19.

For other examples of the same print see the "British Scenery" print page.

Riverside Cottages. The dessert plate is 207mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Riverside Cottages dessert plate front

Riverside Cottages dessert plate back

Riverside Cottages dessert plate backstamp

Riverside Cottages. The dessert plate is 208mm in diameter. Earthenware.
An alternative version without the blue edge line.

Riverside Cottages dessert plate front

Riverside Cottages dessert plate back

The base of this plate is heavily potted, and so thick that the seller thought it was a tureen stand.

Riverside Cottages dessert plate backstamp

The tally mark, a "2", is in a very odd place, right on the extreme edge of the plate.

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"Dresden Opaque China"

For other examples of the same print see the "Dresden Opaque China" print page.
See also K. Church, 'J. & W. Ridgway - Anonymous Marks', Northern Ceramic Society Newsletter 107 (Sep. 1997), 14-19.

The square dessert dish is 234mm long and 187mm wide. Earthenware.

Dresden Opaque China square dessert dish front

Dresden Opaque China square dessert dish back

Dresden Opaque China square dessert dish marks

The figure "8" is probably a tally mark.

The shell dessert dish is 221mm long and 202mm wide. Earthenware.

Dresden Opaque China shell dessert dish front

Dresden Opaque China shell dessert dish back

Dresden Opaque China shell dessert dish backstamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

The dessert plate. Earthenware.

Dresden Opaque China dessert plate front

Dresden Opaque China dessert plate back

Dresden Opaque China dessert plate backstamp

Photos © Dan Green 2020

 

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Ottoman Empire series

For table wares in the same print series see here.

The views are taken from Ainslie & Mayer, Views in the Ottoman Dominions, in Europe in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean Islands (London, 1810).

"Piccolo Bent". The oval dessert dish is 263mm long and 193mm wide. Earthenware.

Piccolo Bent oval dessert dish front

Piccolo Bent oval dessert dish back

Piccolo Bent oval dessert dish backstamp

Note the tiny figure '4' in the bottom right. This is not part of the mark but a separate tally mark that is quite common on early Cauldon Place printed wares. Usually it is not placed on top of the mark.

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern 518

The dessert plate is 205mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 518 dessert plate front

Pattern 518 dessert plate front detail

Pattern 518 dessert plate back

Pattern 518 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Willa Latham ~ Gentle Rattle of China 2020

 

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Pattern 577

The dessert plate. Bone china. Ex Paul Fox collection.

Pattern 577 dessert plate front

Pattern 577 dessert plate front detail

Pattern 577 dessert plate back

Pattern 577 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © John Harbold 2018

 

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Pattern 579

The dessert plate. Bone China. Ex Paul Fox collection.

Pattern 579 dessert plate front

Pattern 579 dessert plate front detail

Pattern 579 dessert plate back

Pattern 579 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © John Harbold 2018

 

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Pattern 580

The oval dessert dish is 260mm long and 195mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 580 oval dessert dish front

Pattern 580 oval dessert dish back detail 1

Pattern 580 oval dessert dish mark 1

It is very unusual to find an impressed mark on numbered earthenwares.

Pattern 580 oval dessert dish back detail 2

Pattern 580 oval dessert dish mark 2

Photos © Jonathan Charles 2020

 

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Pattern 585

The dessert plate. Bone china.

Pattern 585 dessert plate front

Pattern 585 dessert plate front detail

Pattern 585 dessert plate back

Pattern 585 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Paul Mooney 2020

 

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Pattern 594

This pattern is a most interesting discovery. The arabesque moulding and colour link it with the sprigged jugs and mugs with a pale blue ground and was probably manufactured about the same time.

The dessert plate is 199mm in diameter at the widest point. Bone china.

Pattern 594 dessert plate top view

Pattern 594 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 600

This pattern has been published by Dr Godden as a photograph of a page from the earliest pattern book that went missing between his two visits to Coalport China, who then owned the book. See: G. A. Godden, Ridgway Porcelains (1985), p.72, Plate 71.

The dessert plate. Earthenware.

Pattern 600 dessert plate front

Pattern 600 dessert plate back

Pattern 600 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Calin Crumov 2020

 

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Pattern 609

The dessert plate is 204mm in diameter at the widest point. Bone china.

Pattern 609 dessert plate top view

Pattern 609 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 617

The leaf dessert dish is 229mm long. Earthenware.

Pattern 617 leaf dessert dish front

Pattern 617 leaf dessert dish back

Pattern 617 leaf dessert dish impressed mark

The dish has no pattern number but it does have a rare impressed "Ridgway" mark.

The dessert plate is 209mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 617 dessert plate front

Pattern 617 dessert plate back

Pattern 617 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Geoffrey Jackson Antiques 2020

 

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Pattern 626

This pattern has a moulded circlet of flowers on the border.

The oval dessert dish is 261mm long and 196mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 626 oval dessert dish front

Pattern 626 oval dessert dish back

Pattern 626 oval dessert dish pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern 627

The leaf dessert dish is 222mm long. Earthenware.

Pattern 627 leaf dessert dish front

Pattern 627 leaf dessert dish back

Pattern 627 leaf dessert dish marks

The dessert plate is 203mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 627 dessert plate front

Photos © Geoffrey Jackson Antiques 2020

 

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Pattern 631

The dessert plate is 205mm in diameter at the widest point. Bone china.

Pattern 631 dessert plate top view

Pattern 631 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 632

This pattern has a moulded circlet of flowers on the border.

The leaf dessert dish is 225mm long and 51mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 632 leaf dessert dish front

Pattern 632 leaf dessert dish back

Pattern 632 leaf dessert dish pattern number

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

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Pattern 637

See also Pattern 806 below.

This pattern has floral moulding on the border.

Fruit basket and stand. Bone china.

Pattern 637 fruit basket and stand

The fruit basket is 237mm long, 122mm wide and 107mm high.

Pattern 637 fruit basket top view

Pattern 637 fruit basket pattern number

The fruit basket stand is 224mm long and 176mm wide.

Pattern 637 fruit basket stand

Pattern 637 fruit basket stand pattern number

The shell dish is 223mm long and 194mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 637 shell dish

Pattern 637 shell dish pattern number

The dessert plate is 202mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 637 dessert plate

Pattern 637 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 747

A part dessert service of Pattern 747 (incorrectly labelled as 767) was illustrated by Geoffrey Godden in Ridgway Porcelains (1985), p.19, Colour Plate 2.

The leaf dish is 225mm long. Bone china.

Pattern 747 leaf dessert dish front

Pattern 747 leaf dessert dish back

Pattern 747 leaf dessert dish pattern number

The dessert plate is 203mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 747 leaf dessert dish front

Pattern 747 leaf dessert dish front detail

Pattern 747 leaf dessert dish back

Pattern 747 leaf dessert dish pattern number

Photos © Millea Bros. Auctions, Boonton NJ. 2020

 

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Pattern 767
"Japan Opaque China"

For other examples of the same print see the "Japan Opaque China" print page.

N.B. The similarly decorated, but bone china, service labelled as pattern 767 in Colour Plate 2 on page 19 of Godden's Ridgway Porcelains (Woodbridge, 1985) is, in fact, pattern 747 as stated in the list of Colour Plates. A fruit basket and stand of pattern 767 is correctly labelled on page 27, Plate 19.
See also K. Church, 'J. & W. Ridgway - Anonymous Marks', Northern Ceramic Society Newsletter 107 (Sep. 1997), 14-19.

The dessert centre piece is 302mm long, 228mm wide, and 137mm high. Earthenware.

Pattern 767 dessert centre piece front

Pattern 767 dessert centre piece side

Pattern 767 dessert centre piece back

Pattern 767 dessert centre piece backstamp and pattern number

Pattern 767 dessert centre piece detail of backstamp

Exactly what is written on this part of the ribbon, and what it stands for, is something of a mystery. It appears to read "JRϹSX" or possibly "JRΣSX", but no one has been able to suggest the meaning.

The square desesrt dish is 234mm long and 185mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 767 square dessert dish front

Pattern 767 square dessert dish back

Pattern 767 square dessert dish backstamp and pattern number

Pattern 767 square dessert dish detail of backstamp

Perhaps the middle character is intended to be an ampersand, so "JR&SX"? That still doesn't explain the "X", but "JR&S" could be for Job Ridgway and Sons. The low pattern number makes it probable that Job Ridgway was still the senior partner at this time.

The oval dessert dish is 254mm long and 192mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 767 oval dessert dish front

Pattern 767 oval dessert dish back

Pattern 767 oval dessert dish backstamp and pattern number

The "7" is probably a tally mark.

Pattern 767 oval dessert dish detail of backstamp

The shell dessert dish is 221mm long and 204mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 767 shell dessert dish front

Pattern 767 shell dessert dish back

Pattern 767 shell dessert dish backstamp and pattern number

There is a crack leading from the bottom left corner of the backstamp through the foot and part way to the edge. The way the glaze has gathered round it inside the foot rim indicates it was originally a firing crack, but has developed with age.

The "2" is probably a tally mark.

Pattern 767 shell dessert dish detail of backstamp

The dessert plate is 210mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 767 dessert plate front

Pattern 767 dessert plate back

Pattern 767 dessert plate backstamp and pattern number

Pattern 767 dessert plate detail of backstamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern 775

The service. Bone china.

Pattern 775 service

Pattern 775 fruit basket and stand

Pattern 775 fruit basket stand back

Pattern 775 fruit basket stand pattern number

Pattern 775 sauce tureen on oval dish

Pattern 775 square dish and round dish

Pattern 775 dessert plate

Pattern 775 dessert plate detail

Photos © Ed Rigoulot 2019

 

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Pattern 806

This pattern has floral moulding on the border.

I admit to being a little mystified by the difference between patterns 637 and 806. The fruit basket and stand (637) and the dessert plate (637) both have gilt centre rings round the print, whereas the shell dish (637) and the comport (806) do not. Equally the fruit basket and stand (637) and the comport (806) both have heavily gilt handles, whereas the shell dish (637) only has a simple gilt outline. Either difference would, I would have thought, require a new pattern number. However, this is an early period and the patterns were not always consistently held to. If anyone reading this has pieces of either pattern number, even if they seem substantially different, I would be very interested and grateful to hear of them.

The comport is 313mm long, 211mm wide and 118mm high. Bone china.

Pattern 806 comport side view

Pattern 806 comport top view

Pattern 806 comport pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 816

The leaf dessert dish is 229mm long. Earthenware.

Pattern 816 leaf dessert dish front

Pattern 816 leaf dessert dish front detail

Pattern 816 leaf dessert dish back

Pattern 816 leaf dessert dish marks

Photos © Jonathan Charles 2020

 

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Pattern 831

The tureen and cover are 156mm high, 210mm long and 136mm wide.
The pierced ladle is 167mm long and the bowl 63mm in diameter.
Earthenware.

Pattern 831 tureen, ladle to right

Pattern 831 tureen, ladle to left

Pattern 831 pierced ladle

Pattern 831 pattern number

The ladle has no pattern number on it.

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 833

The printed script titles indicate a series of different prints.

"A Market Farmer of Appenzell." The dessert plate is 210mm in diameter at the widest point. Earthenware.

Pattern 833 dessert plate front

Pattern 833 dessert plate front detail

Pattern 833 dessert plate marks

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

"A Cowherd of Oberhasli." The dessert plate is 213mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 833 dessert plate front

Pattern 833 dessert plate front detail

Pattern 833 dessert plate back

There is no pattern number on this plate but the edge colour indicates it should have the same pattern number as the above plate.

Photos © Martyn Edgell 2020

 

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Pattern 844
"Dresden Opaque China"

See: K. Church, 'J & W Ridgway - Anonymous Marks', Northern Ceramics Society Newsletter 107 (September 1997), 14-19.

For other examples of the same print see the "Dresden Opaque China" print page.

The dessert tureen is 190mm long, 140mm wide, and 147mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 844 dessert tureen side

Pattern 844 dessert tureen from above

Pattern 844 dessert tureen end

Pattern 844 dessert tureen base

Pattern 844 dessert tureen pattern number

Photos © Len Kling 2018

The dessert plate is 211mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 844 dessert plate front

Pattern 844 dessert plate back

Pattern 844 dessert plate marks

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern 860

The shell dish is 232mm long and 204mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 860 shell dish top view

Pattern 860 shell dish pattern number and back stamp

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

The dessert plate. Earthenware.

Pattern 860 dessert plate front

Note there is unusually no grape sprigs on the plate in this pattern.

Pattern 860 dessert plate back

Pattern 860 dessert plate marks

Photos © Robert Hawker 2020

 

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Pattern 862

For table wares with the same decoration see here.

The shell dish is 226mm long and 205mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 862 shell dish top view

Pattern 862 shell dish pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 865

The shell dish is 227mm long and 205mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 865 shell dish top view

Pattern 865 shell dish pattern number

The dessert plate is 205mm in diameter at the widest point.

Pattern 865 dessert plate top view

Pattern 865 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 895

The dessert plate is 205mm in diameter at the widest point. Bone china.

Pattern 895 dessert plate top view

Pattern 895 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 1015

The dessert plate 194mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 1015 dessert plate front

Pattern 1015 dessert plate front detail

Pattern 1015 dessert plate side

Pattern 1015 dessert plate back

Pattern 1015 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © UK Salvage Art 2020

 

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Examples with tea ware numbering:

 

Pattern 2/21 blue

Curiously this pattern appears in at least two colour versions. This probably indicates that many of the early patterns were available in more than one colour. This would not have happened later. It is clear from the later pattern books that any slight change would mean a new pattern number.

The dessert plate is 207mm in diameter at the widest point. Bone china.

Pattern 2/21 blue dessert plate top view

Pattern 2/21 blue dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 2/21 pink

The dessert plate is 207mm in diameter at the widest point. Bone china.

Pattern 2/21 pink dessert plate top view

Pattern 2/21 pink dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 2/254

The dessert plate is 201mm in diameter at the widest point. Bone china.

Pattern 2/254 dessert plate top view

Pattern 2/254 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 2/578

The dessert plate is 205mm in diameter at the widest point. Bone china.

Pattern 2/578 dessert plate top view

Pattern 2/578 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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Pattern 2/643 (blue vase)

This is another example of a pattern to be found in at least two colours. For the brown vase version click here.

The square dish is 235mm long and 192mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 2/643 square dish top view

Pattern 2/643 square dish pattern number

The dessert plate is 204mm in diameter at the widest point.

Pattern 2/643 dessert plate top view

Pattern 2/643 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2009

 

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