Misleading Pieces

On the following pages I will present some of the pieces from other factories that have been mistaken for Ridgway at times. I also discuss the problems of identification caused by replacements for Ridgway services made by other manufacturers, copies of Ridgway designs by other firms, and when the various Ridgway partnerships bought in blanks from other firms.

 

Replacements

Copies

Puzzles

 

Booths

Clews

Dudson

Grainger, Worcester

Hamilton & Moore

Machin

Mason's

Minton

New Hall

Samuel Alcock

Yates

 

Replacements

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405 Saucer. 'Bute' shape. Bone china. 405
2/1063 Saucer and cup. 'Royal' shape. Bone china. 2/1063

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Copies

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Pan Jugs Genuine blue jug compared with earthenware copy with green highlighting. Pan copy

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Puzzles

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Flower Pot Flower pot & stand. Bone china. White sprigs of Chariot type. Overglaze pale green ground. Flower pot

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Booths

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"Pompadour" Jug. Earthenware. Print copying Job Ridgway & Sons "Japan Opaque China" Pattern 767. Pompadour

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Clews

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Butterfly and Trellis Dessert plate or twiffler. Earthenware. Butterfly and Trellis print (copying J&W Ridgway) in black. Butterfly and Trellis

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Dudson

Incised Numbered Patterns

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455 Water bottle. Brown coloured earthenware with blue & white 'Fern & Bluebell' sprigging. 455
467 Rope handled jug. Brown earthenware, partly turned body with white ivy 'Allbine' sprigging. 467
1052 Water bottle. Brown coloured earthenware with white fern 'Fern Wreath' sprigging. 1052
1182 Rope handled jug. White earthenware covered with hyacinth blue slip and white vine swag and lion head 'Festoon' sprigs. 1182
1405 Phoenix or 'Wyvern' jug with hinged metal lid. Brown coloured earthenware with white phoenix sprigging. 1405
1422 Rope handled jug. Slate blue coloured earthenware with white floral sprigging. 1422
1623 Rope handled jug. Slate blue coloured earthenware with white 'Chinese Figures' sprigging. 1623
1679 Dragon handled square jug. Brown coloured earthenware with white floral sprigging. 1679
1688 Rope handled jug. Brown coloured earthenware with white floral sprigging. 1688

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'Mosaic' Patterns

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'Mosaic' pink Rope handled jug with hinged Britannia metal lid. Pink coloured earthenware. Two bands of 'Bead & Line' with black bead and blue line and turning. Full glaze. Mosaic pink

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Unnumbered 'Jasperware' Patterns

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'Muses & Divisions' Rope handled jug. Pale blue earthenware covered in dark blue slip and white reliefs. Full glaze. Muses and Divisions
'Muses & Trees' Rope handled 'Cocoa Pot'. Pale blue coloured earthenware with white reliefs. Full glaze. Muses and Trees

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Grainger Worcester

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2/122 Trio. Bone china. Hand-painted shell pattern in green and gilt. 2/122

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Hamilton & Moore

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2/331 Tea cup and saucer. Bone china. Green & white border. Hand-painted mulicoloured flower groups in centre and reserves. Gilt flower heads and tracing in border with c-scrolls in reserves. Gilt inner and outer edges to border, body and foot rings on cup, spike on handle. 2/331

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Machin

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340 Tea cup & saucer. Bute shape. Bone china. Hand-painted multicoloured wrap-round view of a man on a bridge between buildings. Fantastic plants surround. Gilt edge & highlights, gilt feathered spike on handle. 340
547 Dessert centrepiece, leaf dish, dessert plate. Harbold shape. Bone china. Blue printed floral design filled rose, iron-red, yellow-green, & brown. 547
547 gilt Leaf dish. Harbold shape. Bone china. Blue printed floral design filled rose, iron-red, yellow-green, & brown. Gilt ferny leaves added to centre group. Gilt edge, shoulder line, tracing on volutes. 547 gilt
616 Rectangular dish, dessert plate. Harbold shape. Bone china. Cream border with mazarin blue shoulder and volutes. Embossing picked out in gilt & white. Gilt dontil edge to shoulder, gilt centre ring. 616
663 Centrepiece, oval dessert dish, dessert plate. Moustache shape. Bone china. Multicoloured floral sprigs, large in centre, small in border. 663
690 Centrepiece, pair of dessert plates. Moustache shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, cream & gilt border. White reserves in border with multicoloured flower sprigs. Central multicoloured flower sprig. Gilt shoulder band. 690
733 Dessert centrepiece. Moustache shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, cream & gilt border. Central multicoloured flower sprig. Gilt shoulder band. 733
784 Dessert plate. Dropped shell border shape. Bone china. Chinese style floral design printed in black, filled turquoise and purple. 784
940 Leaf dessert dish. Moustache shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, cream & gilt border. Central multicoloured flower sprig. Gilt shoulder band. 940

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Mason's

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Pattern 1 Dessert plate. Ironstone. Indian Grasshopper print in blue filled iron-red, rose, yellow green, yellow, and salmon. 1
'Canton' Dessert plate. Ironstone. 'Canton' print in plum, filled orange-red and salmon. Canton

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Minton

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832 Tea service. 'Berlin Embossed' shape. Bone china. Alternating gilt bordered panels of cream with multicoloured flowers, and green with gilt flowers. Some multicoloured flower sprigs on white areas. Gilt edge, tracing on mouldings. 832
5845 Tea cup & saucer. Bone china. 'Hicks Rock & Bird' printed in flow blue filled underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red and salmon. Gilt highlights. 5845

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New Hall

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Mug Mug. Bone china. White sprigs on lilac-blue ground. New Hall mug

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Samuel Alcock

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4880 Dessert plate. Leaning Rose shape. Bone china. Grey, white & gilt border with gilt leaves & grape bunches hanging over shoulder. Multicoloured hand-painted floral centre. Gilt edge line. 4880
2/5545 Leaf dessert dish. Bone china. Mazarin blue, straw and gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, tracing on handle. 2/5545
2/5635 Vase. Bone china. Yellow green ground with straw and gilt detailing. Reserve on one side a landscape, on the other a floral group. Gilding inside top. 2/5635
2/7143 Pair of dessert plates. Bone china. Drab stone border with flower heads and spiralling in gilt. Multicoloured hand-painted floral centre. Gilt edge. 2/7143
2/8053 Leaf dessert dish. Bone china. Grey, straw & gilt border. Multicoloured hand-painted floral centre. Gilt dontillated edge, tracing on handle. Gilt foot line. 2/8053
3/9199 Dessert plate. Bone china. Neo-classical printed scene with two multicoloured figures against a black background. Brown and black arcaded shoulder band. Broad blue border with stylised printed acanthus groups in white and buff. Edge band in buff and cream. 3/9199
4/5704 Dessert plate. Bone china. Pink border with white & gilt outer band and gilt inner band. Multicoloured landscape centre. 4/5704
4/6303 Comport. Bone china. Shoulder band of turquoise wuth gilt lines at edges. Gilt arcaded border inside band. Central floral sprig, and band of flowers on border hand-painted in pink, yellow green & turquoise. Gilt wide & narrow bands at edge. 4/6303

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Yates

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2/1585 Tea cup and saucer. Bone china. Geometric and leafy design in purple, pink, and gilt. Yates 2/1585

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