Dudson — Ridgway
Low-bellied Jugs

There was clearly co-operation between the two factories and it is difficult to establish exactly how far that went. Both factories appear to have manufactured jugs of this shape. Dudson probably supplied the Bedford Works with moulds, glazes and ideas. Ridgway supplied the manufacturing capacity that Dudson did not have. Presumably there was a sharing of profits.


James Dudson

Pattern 544


Manufactured by Dudsons


Pattern 544

The jug is 180mm tall and 150mm lip to handle. White earthenware covered with blue slip and white sprigs.

Pattern 544 jug left side

Pattern 544 jug base

Pattern 544 jug marks

The impressed "12" is probably a size mark and the "x" a tally mark.

Photos © Tony Curnock 2020


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