Church Works and Bedford Works
Later vases

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

For earlier vases see the William Ridgway Vase page.

For Jasperware vases see the Dudson-Ridgway Vase page.

 

Church Works and Cobden Works

E. J. Ridgway & Abington
Edward John Ridgway

Pattern 7160

Pattern 8237

 

Church Works or Bedford Works

E J Ridgway & Abington
Edward John Ridgway
E. J. Ridgway & Son

Humphrey's Clock

 

Bedford Works

E J Ridgway & Son
Ridgway, Sparks, & Ridgway
Ridgways

Pattern 2/4925

Pattern 3/3920

Pattern 3/9565

Pattern 4/2077

Pattern 4/4391

Pattern 4/5120

Pattern 4/5162

Pattern 4/6128

Pattern 4/6155

Pattern 4/7110

Pattern E/3

Pattern i/1110

Pattern i/1215

 

'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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Pattern 7160

The pot-pourri is 260mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 7160 pot-pourri side

Pattern 7160 pot-pourri base

Pattern 7160 pot-pourri pattern number

The pot-pourri is 260mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 7160 pot-pourri 2 side

Pattern 7160 pot-pourri 2 base

Pattern 7160 pot-pourri 2 pattern number

Pattern 7160 2 pot-pourris dismantled

Photos © Rosie Cooke 2020

 

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Pattern 8237

For an example of this shape of vase in bone china see Upper Hanley China Works.

The vase is 240mm high and 140mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 8237 vase side 0

Pattern 8237 vase side 1

Pattern 8237 vase side 2

Pattern 8237 vase side 3

Pattern 8237 vase side 4

Pattern 8237 vase base

Pattern 8237 vase pattern number

Photos © notonasunday 2021

 

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Pattern 2/4925

The pot-pourri (minus pierced lid) is 180mm tall and 220mm wide. Glazed parian (translucent).

Pattern 2/4925 pot-pourri side 1

Pattern 2/4925 pot-pourri handle 1

Pattern 2/4925 pot-pourri side 2

Pattern 2/4925 pot-pourri handle 2

Pattern 2/4925 pot-pourri lid top

Pattern 2/4925 pot-pourri base

Pattern 2/4925 pot-pourri pattern number

Photos © Tony Curnock 2021

 

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Pattern 3/3920

The goblet vase is 270mm tall, 127mm base diameter, and 100mm top diameter. Ebony or jet ware.

Pattern 3/3920 vase side 1

Pattern 3/3920 vase side 1 detail

Pattern 3/3920 vase side 2

Pattern 3/3920 vase side 2 detail

Pattern 3/3920 vase lip detail

Pattern 3/3920 vase top

Pattern 3/3920 vase foot detail

Pattern 3/3920 vase base

Pattern 3/3920 vase pattern number

Pattern 3/3920 vase impressed marks

The significance of the impressed marks is uncertain. The small cross is probably a moulder's tally mark.

Photos © Visanu Antiques 2021

 

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Pattern 3/9565

Pair of spill vases. Ebony or jet ware.

Pattern 3/9565 pair of spill vases

The spill vase is 108mm tall, 70mm diameter at base, and 60mm wide at top. Ebony ware.

Pattern 3/9565 spill vase 1 side 1

Pattern 3/9565 spill vase 1 side 2

Pattern 3/9565 spill vase 1 base

Pattern 3/9565 spill vase 1 pattern number

The spill vase is 108mm tall, 70mm diameter at base, and 60mm wide at top. Ebony ware.

Pattern 3/9565 spill vase 2 side 1

Pattern 3/9565 spill vase 2 side 2

Pattern 3/9565 spill vase 2 base

Pattern 3/9565 spill vase 2 pattern number

Photos © Colin Saggers 2021

 

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Pattern 4/2077

The vase is 280mm tall and 120mm diameter at the widest point. Ebony or jet ware.

Pattern 4/2077 vase side

Pattern 4/2077 vase base

Pattern 4/2077 vase pattern number

Photos © Tony Curnock 2021

 

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Pattern 4/4391

The vase is 285mm tall. Ebony or jet ware.

Pattern 4/4391 vase side 1

Pattern 4/4391 vase side 2

Pattern 4/4391 vase handle detail

Pattern 4/4391 vase base

Pattern 4/4391 vase pattern number

Photos © Paul Fawcett 2021

 

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Pattern 4/5120

The tobacco jar with metal lid is 200mm tall. Ebony or jet ware.

Pattern 4/5120 tobacco jar side

Pattern 4/5120 tobacco jar side detail

Pattern 4/5120 tobacco jar top and handle

Pattern 4/5120 tobacco jar base

Pattern 4/5120 tobacco jar pattern number

Photos © Paul Fawcett 2021

 

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Pattern 4/5162

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

The dolphin handled moon flask is 226mm tall. Ebony or jet ware.

Pattern 4/5162 moon flask side 1

Pattern 4/5162 moon flask side 1 detail

Pattern 4/5162 moon flask side 1 detail 2

Pattern 4/5162 moon flask side 2

Pattern 4/5162 moon flask side 2 detail

Pattern 4/5162 moon flask handle profile

Pattern 4/5162 moon flask base

Pattern 4/5162 moon flask pattern number

Photos © Anonymous 2021

 

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Pattern 4/6128

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

The dolphin handled moon flask is 229mm tall and 152mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 4/6128 moon flask side 1

Pattern 4/6128 moon flask side 2

Pattern 4/6128 moon flask base

Pattern 4/6128 moon flask pattern number

Photos © Gay Jungemann ~ Ruby Lane 2021

 

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Pattern 4/6155

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

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

Photos © Tony Curnock 2020

 

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Pattern 4/7110

The potpourri vase & cover is 228mm handle to handle and 228mm tall. Ebony ware.

Pattern 4/7110 potpourri side 1

Pattern 4/7110 potpourri side 2

Pattern 4/7110 potpourri top

Pattern 4/7110 potpourri top of base

Pattern 4/7110 potpourri base

Pattern 4/7110 potpourri pattern number

Photos © lily*lalique 2021

 

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Pattern E/3

For a teapot of the same pattern click here.

For a jug of the same pattern click here.

There is no pattern number on this piece but it can be inferred from the above teapot and jug since the decoration is identical.
The vase. Ebony ware.

Pattern E/3 vase side 1

Pattern E/3 vase side 1 detail

Pattern E/3 vase side 2

Pattern E/3 vase handle side

Pattern E/3 vase handle detail

Pattern E/3 vase base

Pattern E/3 vase printed mark

"EUTERPE" was one of the Nine Muses presiding over music, and later over lyric poetry. Why her name is on this vase is something of a puzzle. Usually a printed name indicates the name of the print, but any name further removed from the oriental subject of the print I cannot imagine. Also it does not appear on any of the other pieces with this pattern that I have seen. It could possibly be the name of the vase shape, though that is usually impressed. Only further examples will confirm the true meaning, and so far they have not been forthcoming.

Pattern E/3 vase impressed marks

I have no idea what these symbols represent. At least one of them is probably a tally mark.

Photos © Moorabool Antiques, Australia 2021

 

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Pattern i/1110

The spittoon is 178mm tall and 184mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern i/1110 spittoon side

Pattern i/1110 spittoon marks

Photos © Mazz S Mazz 2021

 

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Pattern i/1215

The vase is 190mm tall and 78mm diameter at base. Earthenware.

Pattern i/1215 vase side 1

Pattern i/1215 vase side 2

Pattern i/1215 vase angled view

Pattern i/1215 vase top

Pattern i/1215 vase base

Pattern i/1215 vase pattern number

Unusually the i/ prefix to the number is written as a script capital "I" rather than as a script lower case "i".

Pattern i/1215 vase impressed mark

The impressed "RIDGWAYS" mark is not often seen.

Pattern i/1215 vase date code

The impressed date code is partially obscured but appears to read "2?/80" for February? 1880.

Photos © Arthur Johannes ~ Victoriental at Ruby Lane 2021

 

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