Bedford Works and Broad Street Works
Toy Dessert and Table wares

 

Bedford Works

E. J. Ridgway & Sons
Ridgway, Sparks, & Ridgway

Pattern 3/5988

Pattern 3/5990

 

Broad Street Works Patterns

Francis Morley & Co.

'New Toy Dessert' floral

Pattern 3/1282

 

Bedford Works Patterns

 

Pattern 3/5988

The toy square dessert dish is 149mm long and 124mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 3/5988 toy square dessert dish front

Pattern 3/5988 toy square dessert dish back

Pattern 3/5988 toy square dessert dish marks

The impressed date mark "12 / 72" for December 1872 places the date of manufacture in the last month of the E. J. Ridgway & Sons period.

The toy dessert plate is 116mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 3/5988 toy dessert plate front

Pattern 3/5988 toy dessert plate back

Pattern 3/5988 toy dessert plate marks

The impressed date mark is "10 / 72" for October 1872.

The toy muffin is 81mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 3/5988 toy muffin front

Pattern 3/5988 toy muffin back

Pattern 3/5988 toy muffin marks

The impressed date mark is "1 / 76" for January 1876. The other impressed mark is a Staffordshire knot containing the letters "RSR" for Ridgway, Sparks, & Ridgway.

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Pattern 3/5990

The toy square dessert dish is 155mm long and 129mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 3/5990 toy square dessert dish front

The odd shape of the top left edge of the dish is not poor photography but a flaw in the manufacture of the blank.

Pattern 3/5990 toy square dessert dish back

Pattern 3/5990 toy square dessert dish marks

The toy dessert plate is 118mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 3/5990 toy dessert plate front

Pattern 3/5990 toy dessert plate back

Pattern 3/5990 toy dessert plate marks

The impressed mark is a Staffordshire knot containing the letters "RSR" for Ridgway, Sparks, & Ridgway.

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Broad Street Works Patterns

 

'New Toy Dessert' floral

The toy oval dessert dish is 125mm long and 91mm wide. Earthenware.

New Toy Dessert floral oval dessert dish front

New Toy Dessert floral oval dessert dish back

New Toy Dessert floral oval dessert dish mark

The impressed "W" is probably a tally mark. The only way this was identified as Morley by shape matching with the Pattern 3/1282 examples below.

The toy dessert plate is 97mm in diameter. Earthenware.

New Toy Dessert floral dessert plate front

New Toy Dessert floral dessert plate back

New Toy Dessert floral dessert plate mark

The impressed "G" is probably a tally mark.

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Pattern 3/1282

The pattern description book entry for 3/1282 reads:
'New Toy Dess[er]t e[arthen]w[are]. Printed in p[urple] brown, nothing on biscuit. As 1281 but embossd edge traced in ena[me]l M[att] blue in place of B[lue] C[hrome] green. Toy Tea ware as [sic] blue edge.'
The entry for 3/1281 reads:
'New Toy Desst ew. Printed in p brown, nothing on biscuit, white edge. Toy Desst painted Sprigs in Centre - embossd at edge traced in B C green gilt Slight at edge.'1

The toy oval dessert dish is 127mm long and 92mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 3/1282 oval dessert dish front

Pattern 3/1282 oval dessert dish back

Pattern 3/1282 oval dessert dish mark

The toy dessert plate is 97mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 3/1282 dessert plate front

Pattern 3/1282 dessert plate back

Pattern 3/1282 dessert plate mark

The impressed "7" is probably a tally mark.

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Notes.

1. Entries reproduced courtesy of The Wedgwood Museum Trust.

 

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