Church Works and Cobden Works
Tree Trunk Jugs

For a teapot with this moulded design see here.

 

William Ridgway, E. J. Ridgway & Abington

Tree Trunk ~ Pale blue

Tree Trunk ~ Green-grey

Pattern 4185

Pattern 4277

 

The design registration for these jugs is, oddly, in the name of 'William Ridgway, E J Ridgway & Abington.' The partnership of 'William Ridgway, Son, & Co.' was dissolved in November 1845 on William Ridgway's first bankruptcy, and the Church Works and Cobden Works were thenceforward under the control of the remaining two partners trading as E J Ridgway & Abington. The registration date is, however, December 1846. I can only presume that it was felt that William should have some benefit from the design profits, so his name was included in the registration.

 

Tree Trunk ~ Pale blue

The jug is 165mm tall, 168mm from lip to handle, and 120mm broad. Pale blue coloured earthenware.

Tree trunk jug pale blue top

Tree trunk jug pale blue left side

Tree trunk jug pale blue lip

Tree trunk jug pale blue right side

Tree trunk jug pale blue handle

Tree trunk jug pale blue base

Tree trunk jug pale blue marks

The registration diamond is for 3 December 1846, parcel 4.
The impressed number "12" is the number in a potters' dozen, and represents the size of the jug, so the smaller the number, the larger the jug.
The impressed "w" is probably a moulder's tally mark.

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Tree Trunk ~ Green-grey

The jug with Britannia metal lid is 123mm tall. Green-grey coloured earthenware.

Tree trunk jug green-grey top with lid

Tree trunk jug green-grey top with lid open

Tree trunk jug green-grey left side

Tree trunk jug green-grey lip

Tree trunk jug green-grey right side

Tree trunk jug green-grey base

Tree trunk jug green-grey mark

The registration diamond is for 3 December 1846, parcel 4. There are no other marks. The lid is unmarked.

Photos © Angela Grant 2019

 

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Pattern 4185

Decorated earthenware versions of the moulded shapes are unusual, but help considerably in dating the numbered series.

The jug is 165mm wide and 175mm tall. Earthenware.

Pattern 4185 jug left side

Pattern 4185 jug right side

Pattern 4185 jug top

Pattern 4185 jug base

The registration diamond is for 3 December 1846, parcel 4.

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Pattern 4277

The jug is 178mm tall and 102mm in diameter. Earthenware.

Pattern 4277 jug left side

Pattern 4277 jug lip side

Pattern 4277 jug right side

Pattern 4277 jug handle side

Pattern 4277 jug top

Pattern 4277 jug base

The registration diamond is for 3 December 1846, parcel 4.

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