Church Works and Bedford Works
Nine-lobed Dessert Shape

This shape is a late production design of E. J. Ridgway & Abington that continued through at least to the E. J. Ridgway & Son period.

 

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

Pattern 6397

Pattern 6477

Pattern 8466 'Penang'

Pattern 8723 'Penang'

Pattern 2/2281 'Eugénie'

Pattern 2/3195 'Vesper'

 

Pattern 6397

The square dessert comport, Earthenware.

Pattern 6397 square dessert comport front

Pattern 6397 square dessert comport front detail

Pattern 6397 square dessert comport handle detail

Pattern 6397 square dessert comport back

Pattern 6397 square dessert comport marks

The pattern number has almost vanished. Only the intial "6" remains.

The dessert plate is 235mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 6397 dessert plate 1 front

Pattern 6397 dessert plate 1 front detail

Pattern 6397 dessert plate 1 back

Pattern 6397 dessert plate 1 marks

The dessert plate is 235mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 6397 dessert plate 2 front

Pattern 6397 dessert plate 2 front detail

Pattern 6397 dessert plate 2 back

Pattern 6397 dessert plate 2 marks

Photos © David Blakeman 2021

 

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Pattern 6477

The square dessert comport is 273mm handle to handle, and 70mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 6477 dessert comport top

Pattern 6477 dessert comport side

Pattern 6477 dessert comport base

Pattern 6477 dessert comport marks

This impressed mark appears on late Ridgway & Abington dessert wares.

The dessert plate is 238mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 6477 dessert plate front

Pattern 6477 dessert plate back

Pattern 6477 dessert plate marks

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

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Pattern 8466 'Penang'

The dessert plate. Earthenware.

Pattern 8466 dessert plate front

Pattern 8466 dessert plate back

Pattern 8466 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Nadina Rinaldi 2021

 

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Pattern 8723 'Penang'

There appears to be more gilt decoration on 8723 than on 8466 above.

The tall comport is 178mm tall, 318mm handle to handle, and 279mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 8723 tall comport top

Pattern 8723 tall comport side

Pattern 8723 tall comport base

Pattern 8723 tall comport pattern number

The oval dessert dish is 292mm long, 229mm wide, and 57mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 8723 oval dessert dish top

Pattern 8723 oval dessert dish side

Pattern 8723 oval dessert dish base

Pattern 8723 oval dessert dish marks

The dessert plate is 229mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 8723 dessert plate front

Pattern 8723 dessert plate back

Photos © Jackie Casey 2021

 

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Pattern 2/2281 'Eugénie'

For table wares in the same pattern see general late wares page.

The comport is clearly from the same shape set as the Pattern 6477 pieces above.

The round dessert comport is 254mm wide and 76mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 2/2281 comport top

Pattern 2/2281 comport side

Pattern 2/2281 comport base

Pattern 2/2281 comport marks

It appears that the name was printed using type, but an English set with no "É" so an apostrophe was used instead.
The name probably refers to the French Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III.

The two crosses, impressed and painted, are probably tally marks.

Photos © Valerie Munier Voinis 2019

 

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Pattern 2/3195 'Vesper'

The Ridgway version of the Indian Tree print.

The comport. Earthenware.

Pattern 2/3195 comport side

Pattern 2/3195 comport top

Pattern 2/3195 comport base

Pattern 2/3195 comport marks

The impressed "PEARL" is a mark often used by the factory.

The dessert plate. Earthenware.

Pattern 2/3195 dessert plate front

Pattern 2/3195 dessert plate back

Pattern 2/3195 dessert plate pattern number

Photos © Roland Ollerearnshaw 2021

 

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Notes.

1. G.A.Godden, Ridgway Porcelains (1985), p.219.

 

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