Bedford Works and Broad Street Works
Toy Dessert and Table wares

 

Bedford Works

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

Pattern 3/5988 table

Pattern 3/5988 dessert

Pattern 3/5990

Pattern i/2089 "Daisy"

 

Broad Street Works Patterns

Francis Morley & Co.

'New Toy Dessert' floral

Pattern 3/1282

 

Bedford Works Patterns

 

Pattern 3/5988 Table

The toy muffin from a table service 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 3/5988 Dessert

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.

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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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Pattern i/2089 "Daisy"

The toy table service. Earthenware.

Pattern 1/2089 toy table service

The toy large tureen is 155mm long, 88mm wide, and 60mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 1/2089 toy large tureen side

Pattern 1/2089 toy large tureen top

Pattern 1/2089 toy large tureen handle

Pattern 1/2089 toy large tureen base

Pattern 1/2089 toy large tureen marks

The toy large tureen stand is 177mm long and 125mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 1/2089 toy large tureen stand top

Pattern 1/2089 toy large tureen stand base

Pattern 1/2089 toy large tureen stand marks

The impressed mark "12/90" is a date code for December 1890.

The toy medium tureen is 125mm long and 73mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 1/2089 toy medium tureen side

Pattern 1/2089 toy medium tureen top

Pattern 1/2089 toy medium tureen handle

Pattern 1/2089 toy medium tureen base

Pattern 1/2089 toy medium tureen marks

The toy small tureen is 105mm long inc. handles, 60mm wide, and 40mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 1/2089 toy small tureen side

Pattern 1/2089 toy small tureen top

Pattern 1/2089 toy small tureen handle

Pattern 1/2089 toy small tureen base

Pattern 1/2089 toy small tureen marks

The toy small tureen stand is 117mm long and 84mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern 1/2089 toy small tureen stand top

Pattern 1/2089 toy small tureen stand base

Pattern 1/2089 toy small tureen stand marks

The large ladle is 130mm long, and the bowl is 38mm in diameter. The small ladle is 95mm long, and the bowl is 30mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 1/2089 toy ladles top

Pattern 1/2089 toy ladles base

The open vegetable dish is 130mm long, 76mm wide, and 50mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 1/2089 toy vegetable dish side

Pattern 1/2089 toy vegetable dish handle

Pattern 1/2089 toy vegetable dish top

Pattern 1/2089 toy vegetable dish base

Pattern 1/2089 toy vegetable dish marks

The very large meat dish is 205mm long and 165mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern i/2089 toy very large meat dish front

Pattern i/2089 toy very large meat dish back

Pattern i/2089 toy very large meat dish marks

The large meat dish is 182mm long and 147mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern i/2089 toy large meat dish front

Pattern i/2089 toy large meat dish back

Pattern i/2089 toy large meat dish marks

The impressed date code appears to read "9/91" for September 1891.

The medium meat dish is 157mm long and 124mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern i/2089 toy medium meat dish front

Pattern i/2089 toy medium meat dish back

Pattern i/2089 toy medium meat dish marks

The impressed date code appears to read "8/90" for August 1890.

The small meat dish is 128mm long and 105mm wide. Earthenware.

Pattern i/2089 toy small meat dish front

Pattern i/2089 toy small meat dish back

Pattern i/2089 toy small meat dish marks

The dinner plate is 110mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern i/2089 toy dinner plate front

Pattern i/2089 toy dinner plate back

Pattern i/2089 toy dinner plate marks

The impressed date code appears to read "12/90" for December 1890.

The soup plate is 110mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern i/2089 toy soup plate front

Pattern i/2089 toy soup plate back

Pattern i/2089 toy soup plate marks

The impressed date code appears to read "12/90" for December 1890.

The dessert plate is 91mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern i/2089 toy dessert plate front

Pattern i/2089 toy dessert plate back

Pattern i/2089 toy dessert plate marks

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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 V&A/Wedgwood Collection.

 

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