Cauldon Place, Bell Works, Church Works, and Broad Street Works
Spill and other vases

Since most vases seem to be on individual shapes it seems simplest to gather them all on one page.

 

Cauldon Place Works

Job Ridgway & Sons
John & William Ridgway

Pattern 326

Pattern 1001

Pattern 3/253

Pattern 3/440

Pattern 3/450

Pattern 3/559

Pattern 3/668

Pattern 3/736

Pattern 3/1105

Cauldon Ltd.

Pattern W/142

 

Cauldon Place and Bell Works

John & William Ridgway

Pad-marked Pattern 121

Pad-marked Pattern 245

 

Church Works and Cobden Works

William Ridgway & Co.

"Armidale/Chirk"

Pattern 65

Pattern 176

Pattern 206

Pattern 260

Pattern 414

 

Church Works or Bedford Works

E J Ridgway & Abington
Edward John Ridgway

Humphrey's Clock

 

Bedford Works

E J Ridgway & Sons
Ridgway, Sparks, & Ridgway
Ridgways

Pattern 4/6155

 

Broad Street Works

Ridgway, Morley, Wear, & Co.

Pattern 3/430

G. L. Ashworth & Bros.

Pattern B/3122

 

Cauldon Place Works patterns

 

Pattern 326

I was at first reluctant to accept this as Ridgway, but the finding by John Harbold of a coffee can with a Ridgway handle and the same pattern on the web, and a comparison with the style of painting on dessert wares, particularly Pattern 1111 elsewhere on this site, convinced me that this is indeed an early Cauldon Place piece.

The spill vase. Bone china.

Pattern 326 spill vase first side

Pattern 326 spill vase second side

Pattern 326 spill vase base

Pattern 326 spill vase pattern number

Photos © Len Kling 2018

 

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Pattern 1001

The vase. Bone china.

Pattern 1001 vase first side

Pattern 1001 vase second side

Pattern 1001 vase first detail

Pattern 1001 vase second detail

Pattern 1001 vase base

Pattern 1001 vase marks

The impressed "Ridgway & Sons" mark is rarely seen, and a useful gauge for the date of this vase.

Photos © Paul Mooney 2019

 

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Pattern 3/253

The scent bottle is 60mm in diameter and 98mm tall.

Pattern 3/253 scent bottle side 1

Pattern 3/253 scent bottle side 2

Pattern 3/253 scent bottle side 3

Pattern 3/253 scent bottle side 3 detail

Pattern 3/253 scent bottle top

Pattern 3/253 scent bottle lid underside

Pattern 3/253 scent bottle top minus lid

Pattern 3/253 scent bottle base

Pattern 3/253 scent bottle pattern number

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

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Pattern 3/440

The vase is 12 inches tall. Bone china.

Pattern 3/440 vase first side

Pattern 3/440 vase second side

Pattern 3/440 vase third side

Pattern 3/440 vase pattern number

Photos © Jonathan Charles 2018

 

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Pattern 3/450

A similar spill vase is illustrated in G. A. Godden, Ridgway Porcelains (1985), p.23, Plate 14.

The spill vase is 150mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 3/450 spill vase side

Pattern 3/450 spill vase handle

Pattern 3/450 spill vase base

Photos © Paul R P Fitch 2020

 

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Pattern 3/559

A similar spill vase is illustrated in G. A. Godden, Ridgway Porcelains (1985), p.38, Plate 35.

The spill vase is 130mm tall and the base is 71mm in diameter. Bone china.

This is the very first piece of Ridgway that I bought. At that time I had no idea what factory had produced it and neither did the seller. It took me much research to finally track it down in Godden's original Illustrated Guide to Ridgway Porcelains (London, 1972). Of course, then I was hooked, and this website is the result.

Pattern 3/559 spill vase top

Pattern 3/559 spill vase first side

Pattern 3/559 spill vase second side

Pattern 3/559 spill vase third side

Pattern 3/559 spill vase fourth side

Pattern 3/559 spill vase base

Pattern 3/559 spill vase pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

A second example to show the variation in decoration in this pattern.
The spill vase is 140mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 3/559 spill vase side 1

Pattern 3/559 spill vase side 2

Pattern 3/559 spill vase base

Photos © John Harbold 2020

 

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Pattern 3/668

The spill vase is 126mm tall and the base is 67mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 3/668 spill vase top

Pattern 3/668 spill vase first side

Pattern 3/668 spill vase second side

Pattern 3/668 spill vase base

Pattern 3/668 spill vase pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern 3/736

The pair of vases. Each one 210mm tall and 80mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 3/736 pair of vases

Pattern 3/736 vase base

Photos © Jonathan Charles 2020

 

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Pattern 3/1105

The minature vase is 76mm in diameter and 95mm tall. Bone china.

Pattern 3/1105 vase top

Pattern 3/1105 vase side 1

Pattern 3/1105 vase side 2

Pattern 3/1105 vase side 3

Pattern 3/1105 vase side 4

Pattern 3/1105 vase side detail 1

Pattern 3/1105 vase side detail 2

Pattern 3/1105 vase base

Pattern 3/1105 vase pattern number

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

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Pattern W/142

The 'Endon' shape moon vase is 258mm tall and 200mm broad. Earthenware.

Pattern W/142 moon vase top

Pattern W/142 moon vase front

Pattern W/142 moon vase side

Pattern W/142 moon vase back

Pattern W/142 moon vase base

Pattern W/142 moon vase marks

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Cauldon Place and Bell Works Patterns

I have grave reservations in attributing these John & William Ridgway patterns to the Bell Works. For my reasons see here.

 

Pad-marked Pattern 121

The spill vase is 169mm tall and 100mm across the handles.

Pattern 121 vase top

Pattern 121 vase first side

Pattern 121 vase second side

Pattern 121 vase base

At some time the foot has become separated from the body. The restoration is not entirely successful.

Pattern 121 vase pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pad-marked Pattern 245

For other pieces with a similar decoration see here.

The spill vase is 145mm tall and 90mm in diameter.

Pattern 245 spill vase top

Pattern 245 spill vase first side

Pattern 245 spill vase second side

Pattern 245 spill vase base

Pattern 245 spill vase pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Church Works and Cobden Works Patterns

 

"Armidale/Chirk"

It is not clear if this is part of a series of illustrations of stately homes, or a one-off, or whether it should have a pattern number. It is the only example of a 'Beaker' shape vase I have come across in conventional earthenware.

The 'Beaker' shape vase is 133mm tall and 68mm widest diameter. Earthenware.

Armidale/Chirk vase top

"Armidale [sic] Invernesshire" - Armadale is a now derelict MacDonald castle on Skye. The building shown was destroyed by fire in 1855, partially rebuilt, and abandoned in 1925. The gardens are now the home of the Clan Donald Centre.

Armidale/Chirk vase first side

Armidale/Chirk vase second side

"Chirk Castle Denbighshire" - Formerly the home of the Myddelton family, and now a National Trust property.

Armidale/Chirk vase third side

Armidale/Chirk vase base

Armidale/Chirk vase mark1

Armidale/Chirk vase mark2

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern 65

The 'Beaker' shape vase is 235mm tall and 118mm widest diameter. Pale blue earthenware
The tips of the handles are broken off both sides. The original shape may be seen on the similar vase above.

Pattern 65 vase top

Pattern 65 vase first side

Pattern 65 vase second side

Pattern 65 vase third side

Pattern 65 vase fourth side

Pattern 65 vase base

No pattern number on vase. The pattern number was found by referencing the traveller's pattern book formerly in the possession of Geoffrey Godden, and now in the Stoke-on-Trent Museum.

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern 176

The vase is 114mm tall. Pale blue coloured earthenware.

Pattern 176 vase front

Pattern 176 vase side

Pattern 176 vase top

Pattern 176 vase pattern number

Photos © John Harbold 2017

 

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Pattern 206

The vase is 257mm high. Pale blue coloured earthenware.
One handle broken.

Pattern 206 vase top

Pattern 206 vase side 1

Pattern 206 vase side 2

Pattern 206 vase side 3

Pattern 206 vase handle detail

Pattern 206 vase side 4

Pattern 206 vase base

Pattern 206 vase pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern 260

The vase is 114mm tall. Pale blue coloured earthenware.

Pattern 260 vase front

Pattern 260 vase top

The only difference between patterns 176 and 260 appears to be the way the gilding is applied at the top.

Pattern 260 vase pattern number

Photos © John Harbold 2017

 

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Pattern 414

Despite the damage to the foot this remains an important piece.

The vase is 100mm tall and 55mm in diameter. Green-grey coloured earthenware.

Pattern 414 spill vase side 1

Pattern 414 spill vase side 2

Pattern 414 spill vase side 3

Pattern 414 spill vase base

Pattern 414 spill vase pattern number

Photos © Tony Curnock 2020

 

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Church Works or Bedford Works

 

'Humphrey's Clock'

For further examples of this print set see here and here.

The fact that this is totally unmarked leads me to think it belongs to the Ridgway and Abington or E J Ridgway periods. The shape is reminiscent of the 'Prussian' table shape. The print is the same on all four sides.

The jardiniere is 98mm tall and 114mm broad. Earthenware.

Humphrey's Clock jardiniere top

Humphrey's Clock jardiniere side

Humphrey's Clock jardiniere base

The number is probably a tally mark.

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Bedford Works

 

Pattern 4/6155

The dolphin handled moon flask is 216mm tall. Ebony ware.

Pattern 4/6155 moon flask side 1

Pattern 4/6155 moon flask side 2

Pattern 4/6155 moon flask base

The handle is a typical Ridgway feature and was used on 'India Jars' from the early days of the Church Works. See Pattern 206 above.

Photos © Tony Curnock 2020

 

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Broad Street Works

All entries from the factory pattern description books are reproduced courtesy of The Wedgwood Museum Trust.

 

Pattern 3/430

The print is described as 'Blue Bottle' in the factory pattern description books.
The full entry for Pattern 3/430 reads:
'Bottles Orts Toilet &c W[hite] S[tone]. Pekin Toilet. Printed in Blue. Blue on biscuit. Bottle Pattn as 372 Red Ground End & Gilt Slightly Scoured. Bottles & spills Gold edge Burnishd. Toilet border only grounded & green edge - Punch Bowls brown edge.'

The 'Bottle' shape vase is 211mm tall and 114mm widest diameter.

Pattern 3/430 bottle top

Pattern 3/430 bottle first side

Pattern 3/430 bottle second side

Pattern 3/430 bottle third side

Pattern 3/430 bottle fourth side

Pattern 3/430 bottle base

Pattern 3/430 bottle top

Photos © Angela Grant 2018

 

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Pattern B/3122

These vases would probably have had small square covers originally.
The pair of vases. Earthenware.

Pattern B/3122 pair of vases side 1

Pattern B/3122 pair of vases side 2

Pattern B/3122 pair of vases bases

Photos © Cai Antoney 2020

 

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