Cauldon Place Works
'Talbot' dessert shape

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

Geoffrey Godden illustrates part of a dessert service of Pattern 6782 of this shape in his Ridgway Porcelains (1985), p.116, Plate 124. He also illustrates an oval dish of Pattern 6/2767 on p.226, Plate 197.

John Ridgway & Co.

Pattern 6758

Pattern 6765

Pattern 7761

Pattern 7952

Pattern 8175

Pattern 8270

Pattern 8831

The "J. P. Westhead" service

Pattern 6/2438

Pattern 6/3728

Pattern 6/4625

Pattern 6/6279

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

Pattern B/6502

Pattern B/6756

Pattern B/8414

Pattern H/6713

Pattern K/9129

 

 

John Ridgway & Co.

 

Pattern 6758

The three dessert plates are 235mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 6758 dessert plate 1 front

Pattern 6758 dessert plate 1 front detail

Pattern 6758 dessert plate 2 front

Pattern 6758 dessert plate 2 front detail

Pattern 6758 dessert plate 3 front

Pattern 6758 dessert plate 3 front detail

Pattern 6758 dessert plate marks

Photos © Willa Latham ~ Gentle Rattle of China 2020

 

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Pattern 6765

The rectangular dessert dish is 293mm long and 236mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 6765 rectangular dessert dish front

Pattern 6765 rectangular dessert dish back

Pattern 6765 rectangular dessert dish backstamp and pattern number

This is the John Ridgway version of the Royal Arms mark, but without the initials JR.

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern 7761

The round dessert dish is 261mm long and 227mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 7761 round dessert dish front

Pattern 7761 round dessert dish back

Pattern 7761 round dessert dish backstamp and pattern number

This is the John Ridgway version of the Royal Arms mark with the initials JR.

The dessert plate is 239mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 7761 dessert plate front

Pattern 7761 dessert plate pattern number

No backstamp on dessert plate.

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern 7952

The dessert plate. Bone china.

Pattern 7952 dessert plate front

Pattern 7952 dessert plate back

Pattern 7952 dessert plate marks

This is the John Ridgway version of the Royal Arms mark, but without the initials JR.

Photos © Zoe Burch 2019

 

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Pattern 8175

Due to wear, these images were taken from a pair of plates, the front from one plate, the back from the other. The back stamps are identical, but both pattern numbers are included.

Bone china.

Pattern 8175 dessert plate front

Pattern 8175 dessert plate back

Pattern 8175 dessert plate backstamp

This is the John Ridgway version of the Royal Arms mark, but without the initials JR.

Pattern 8175 pattern number plate 1 Pattern 8175 pattern number plate 2

The third digit of the pattern number is a little ambiguous on the right hand plate, but clear on the other.

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern 8270

The pattern book describes this pattern as:
'Talbot Dessert Seconds, Purple May Flower Enald Rose Colour Green &c Yellow Green Band & Fawn Edge'.

The oval dessert dish is 316mm long and 251mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 8270 oval dessert dish front

Pattern 8270 oval dessert dish back

Pattern 8270 oval dessert dish pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

The fact that this is a seconds pattern probably explains the staining on the high points where the glaze has drawn back.

 

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Pattern 8831

The first dessert plate. Bone china.

Pattern 8831 dessert plate 1 front

Pattern 8831 dessert plate 1 front detail

Pattern 8831 dessert plate 1 pattern number

The second dessert plate. Bone china.

Pattern 8831 dessert plate 2 front

Pattern 8831 dessert plate 2 front detail

Pattern 8831 dessert plate 2 pattern number

Photos © Lorna Marchi 2020

 

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The "J. P. Westhead" service

Joshua Proctor Westhead (1807-1877) was a Manchester merchant and manufacturer, and Director of the London and North-Western Railway Company. He was Member of Parliament for Knaresborough 1847-1852, and for York 1857-1865 and 1868-1871.1 His father, Edward Westhead, had married Ann Brown, heiress to Lea Castle at Wolverley, which property Joshua duly inherited.2 By Royal dispensation in 1850 Joshua changed his surname to Brown-Westhead, at which point he was permitted to quarter his arms with those of Brown.3 Thomas Chappell Brown-Westhead, who took over Cauldon Place from John Ridgway, was his youngest son.4
The presentation, along with a magnificent service in silver, was made on Tuesday 15 June 1847 at the Albion Hotel, Piccadilly, Manchester, by the shareholders of the Manchester and Birmingham Railway Company in recognition of his work as Chairman of that company prior to its absorbtion into the London and North-Western Company.5

For table wares from the same service see here.

The service bears no pattern number but it is likely it would be in the 9000s if it had done so.
Each plate has a different view of somewhere in Europe.

"High Tor", Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England. Dessert plate. Bone china.

J P Westhead High Tor dessert plate front

J P Westhead High Tor dessert plate front detail

J P Westhead High Tor dessert plate source print

The source print is from a drawing by T. Allom, engraved by J. W. Lowry. c.1836.

J P Westhead High Tor dessert plate back

J P Westhead High Tor dessert plate backstamp and scene name

"St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall". Dessert plate. Bone china.

J P Westhead St. Michael's Mount dessert plate front

J P Westhead St. Michael's Mount dessert plate front detail

J P Westhead St. Michael's Mount dessert plate source print

The source print is from a drawing by Clarkson Frederick Stanfield.
A considerable amount of detail has been removed from the foreground by the plate decorator.

J P Westhead St. Michael's Mount dessert plate crest detail

J P Westhead St. Michael's Mount dessert plate shield detail

J P Westhead St. Michael's Mount dessert plate back

J P Westhead St. Michael's Mount dessert plate backstamp and scene name

"Penrhyn" Castle near Bangor in north Wales. Dessert plate. Bone china.

J P Westhead Penrhyn dessert plate front

J P Westhead Penrhyn dessert plate front detail

J P Westhead Penrhyn dessert plate source print

The source print is after a drawing by Henry Gastineau, engraved by J. C. Varrall. c.1830.

J P Westhead Penrhyn dessert plate crest detail

J P Westhead Penrhyn dessert plate shield detail

J P Westhead Penrhyn dessert plate back

J P Westhead Penrhyn dessert plate backstamp and scene name

John Rennie's "Kelso" Bridge, Scottish Borders. Dessert Plate. Bone china.

J P Westhead Kelso dessert plate front

J P Westhead Kelso dessert plate front detail

J P Westhead Kelso dessert plate back

J P Westhead Kelso dessert plate backstamp and scene name

The Battlefield of "Waterloo", Belgium. Dessert plate. Bone china.

J P Westhead Waterloo dessert plate front

J P Westhead Waterloo dessert plate front detail

J P Westhead Waterloo dessert plate source print

The source print is after a drawing by T. Cooper, engraved by R. Brandard.

J P Westhead Waterloo dessert plate back

J P Westhead Waterloo dessert plate backstamp and scene name

The four peaks of "Les Quatre Fils Aymon" and the remains of Château-Regnault at Bogny-sur-Meuse, Ardennes, France. Dessert plate. Bone china.

J P Westhead Les Quatre Fils Aymon dessert plate front

J P Westhead Les Quatre Fils Aymon dessert plate front detail

J P Westhead Les Quatre Fils Aymon dessert plate source print

The source print is after a drawing by Shepherd.

J P Westhead Les Quatre Fils Aymon dessert plate crest detail

J P Westhead Les Quatre Fils Aymon dessert plate shield detail

J P Westhead Les Quatre Fils Aymon dessert plate back

J P Westhead Les Quatre Fils Aymon dessert plate backstamp and scene name

"Bingen, Rhine" Bingen am Rhein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, showing the spire of St. Martin's and the bridge over the River Nahe. Dessert plate. Bone china

J P Westhead Bingen dessert plate front

J P Westhead Bingen dessert plate front detail

J P Westhead Bingen dessert plate source print

The source print is from William Clarkson Stanfield, Travelling Sketches on the Rhine, and in Belgium and Holland (1833).

J P Westhead Bingen dessert plate crest detail

J P Westhead Bingen dessert plate shield detail

J P Westhead Bingen dessert plate back

J P Westhead Bingen dessert plate backstamp and scene name

Photos © Robert Hawker 2017-2020

 

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Pattern 6/2438

The rectangular dessert dish is 298mm long and 238mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 6/2438 rectangular dessert dish front

Pattern 6/2438 rectangular dessert dish front detail

Pattern 6/2438 rectangular dessert dish side

Pattern 6/2438 rectangular dessert dish back

The oval dessert dish is 312mm long and 248mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 6/2438 oval dessert dish front

Pattern 6/2438 oval dessert dish front detail

Pattern 6/2438 oval dessert dish side

Pattern 6/2438 oval dessert dish back

Pattern 6/2438 oval dessert dish pattern number

Only the oval dish has a pattern number.

The round dish is 267mm long and 235mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 6/2438 round dessert dish front

Pattern 6/2438 round dessert dish front detail

Pattern 6/2438 round dessert dish side

Pattern 6/2438 round dessert dish back

Photos © Robert Hawker 2020

 

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Pattern 6/3728

The dessert plate is 234mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 6/3728 dessert plate front

Pattern 6/3728 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern 6/4625

The dessert plate is 237mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern 6/4625 dessert plate front

Pattern 6/4625 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern 6/6279

The oval dessert dish is 311mm long and 252mm wide. Bone china.

Pattern 6/6279 oval dessert dish front

Pattern 6/6279 oval dessert dish pattern number

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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

 

Pattern B/6502

The dessert plate is 226mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate front

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate front detail

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate artist's signature

Stephen Pope is recorded as having decorated some of BWM's wares at the 1893 Chicago Exhibition.6

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate back

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate marks

The dessert plate is 226mm in diameter, Bone china.

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate 2 front

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate 2 front detail

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate 2 artist's signature

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate 2 back

Pattern B/6502 dessert plate 2 marks

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

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Pattern B/6756

The dessert plate is 228mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate front

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate front detail

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate front signature

F. Hillman is recorded as having decorated some of BWM's wares at the 1893 Chicago Exhibition.7

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate front detail 3

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate front detail 2

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate back

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate backstamp

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate pattern number

The dessert plate is 228mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate 2 front

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate 2 front detail

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate 2 front signature

Pattern B/6756 dessert 2 plate back

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate 2 backstamp

Pattern B/6756 dessert plate 2 pattern number

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

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Pattern B/8414

The round dessert dish is 233mm long and 223mm wide. Bone china.

At this late stage the heavily potted handled round dish shown under Pattern 7761 has evidently been replaced by a lightly potted shallow bowl.

Pattern B/8414 round dish front

Pattern B/8414 round dish back

Pattern B/8414 round dish mark

There is no pattern number on the dish.

The dessert plate is 227mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern B/8414 dessert plate front

Pattern B/8414 dessert plate pattern number and mark

Photos © Angela Grant 2017

 

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Pattern H/6713

The 8 inch muffin is 199mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern H/6713 muffin front

Pattern H/6713 muffin back

Pattern H/6713 muffin marks

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Pattern K/9129

The dessert plate is 245mm in diameter. Bone china.

Pattern K/9129 dessert plate front

Pattern K/9129 dessert plate front detail

Pattern K/9129 dessert plate back

Pattern K/9129 dessert plate pattern number

Pattern K/9129 dessert plate backstamp

Photos © Karen Adelwerth 2020

 

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Notes.

1. Tombstone in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Wolverley.

2. Obituary notice, Illustrated London News, 11 August 1877.

3. Notice under "General Intelligence", Bradford Observer, 21 February 1850. J. Bernard Burke, The Heraldic Register 1849 - 1850 (1850), entry for 31 January 1850.

4. Marriage report of T. C. Brown-Westhead, Worcestershire Chronicle, 26 September 1860.

5. Report on presentation dinner, Manchester Times, 18 June 1847.

6. G. A. Godden, Ridgway Porcelains (1985), p.198.

7. G. A. Godden, Ridgway Porcelains (1985), p.197.

Thanks are due to Patricia Halfpenny for sending me some of the press cuttings.

 

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