Other Manufacturers

 

Here I present patterns from other factories whose wares have been mistaken for, or that have had some interaction with, one of the Ridgway partnerships.

 

Alcock / Duke / Hill Pottery / Bodley

Booths

Brownfield

Clews

Coalport

Davenport

Dudson

Grainger, Worcester

Hamilton & Moore

Machin

Mason's

Minton

New Hall

Rockingham Brameld

Yates

 

Samuel Alcock & Co. / Sir James Duke & Nephews / Hill Pottery Co.
E. F. Bodley / E. J. D. Bodley

R. Stevenson, Alcock, & Williams, Cobridge, 1821-1826.
Samuel Alcock & Co., Cobridge, 1826-1828.
Samuel Alcock & Co., Cobridge and Hill Pottery, Burslem, 1828-c.1832/3.
Samuel Alcock & Co., Hill Pottery, Burslem, c.1832/3-1859.
Samuel Alcock died in 1848 and the business was carried on by his widow and sons under the same trading title. The firm was declared insolvent in October 1859. It appears that the business was kept going by administrators until the Duke purchase in January 1861.
Sir James Duke & Nephews (James Duke Hill & John Sherriff Hill), Hill Pottery, Burslem, 1861-1864.
The active partner was John Sherriff Hill, and it is his JSH monogram that appears on the wares.
Hill Pottery Co. (Ltd.), Burslem, 1864-1867.
In 1867 the pottery was split between a bone china side and an earthenware side.
The bone china side continued under:
Alcock, Diggory & Co., 1867-1870
Bodley & Diggory, 1870-1871
Edward F. Bodley, 1871-1874
E. F. Bodley & Son, 1874-1875
Edwin J. D. Bodley, 1875-1892

Earthenware series 1 to xxxx

Early bone china series 500 to c.699 ~ All wares

Numbered series c.700 to 9999 (and 1/xxxx) ~ Dessert and fancy wares

Numbered series 2/xxxx, 3/xxxx, 4/xxxx, and 5/xxxx ~ Dessert and fancy wares

Numbered series c.1600 to 9999 ~ Tea wares

Numbered series 1/1 to 1/9999 ~ Tea wares

Numbered series 6/xxxx, 7/xxxx, and 8/xxxx ~ Tea wares

Numbered Moulded Jugs

Samuel Alcock produced fine bone china as well as earthenwares. His china has often been mistaken for Ridgway because the factory used fractional pattern numbering. The shapes are, however, quite different, and the style of gilding has a flavour unique to the factory. Whereas Ridgway pattern numbers are generally, but not exclusively, painted in iron-red, Alcock numbers can be in iron-red, but more generally are in puce, or in one of the border colours used on the item being numbered. The numbers are also done with varying degrees of boldness, sometimes as neatly as Ridgway, but often much more boldly, and frequently containing an "N." or "No." to the left of the lower part of the number. The Alcock fractional numbering system seems to have been carried on by Duke & Nephews, the Hill Pottery Co., and the Bodleys. In common with Ridgway and other factories the numbering was not entirely sequential but was separated into a tea ware series, a dessert ware series, an earthenware series, and a series for the moulded jugs. Exactly at what point in the different series Duke & Nephews, HPC, and the Bodleys took over is uncertain, but we know that in the dessert & fancy ware series marked "S. A. & Co." pieces exist with low 4/ series numbers up to c.4/2500. Margaret Crumpton successfully linked pattern 4/5690 to Alcock & Diggory, which confines Sir James Duke & Nephews and Hill Pottery to lower 4/ series numbers. Marked E. J. D. Bodley pieces exist from 5/3xxx onwards, but a plate of pattern 5/153 has been noted with a registration for EJDB in 1879, which means his earliest patterns must have carried late 4/ series numbers. In the tea ware series things are less clear as the numbering goes from 9999 to a 1/ series (independent of the dessert ware 1/ series), then jumps to the beginning of the 6/ series. Curiously the 6/ series appears to have started before the dessert ware 5/ series which confuses the dating, and early 6/ patterns are undoubtedly by Alcock, with the changeover to Duke occurring somewhere between 6/3000 and 6/5000. A cup of pattern 6/8512 has been spotted with a registration diamond for the Hill Pottery Co. Also a swan-neck tea service of pattern 7/2308 has been seen with a registration diamond for 3 April 1875 for E. F. Bodley & Son.
Thanks for correcting dates and numbering of this section must go to Stephen Bressey and Margaret Crumpton.

References:
Stephen Bressey and Murray Pollinger, 'Porcelains of the Ralph Stevenson & Samuel Alcock Partnerships c. 1822 - 1831', Northern Ceramics Society Journal 20 (2003-4), pp. 65-98
Geoffrey and Alma Barnes, 'The Samuel Alcock Porcelains', Geoffrey Godden (ed.), Staffordshire Porcelain (1983).
Margaret Crumpton, 'Bodley: The People and their Pots', Northern Ceramics Society Journal 23 (2006-7), pp. 119-134

Earthenware series 1 to xxxx

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275 Leaf dessert dish. Earthenware. Pale green border edged in deep puce. 275

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Early bone china series 500 to c.699 ~ All wares

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517 Dessert plate. Dropped shell shape. Bone china. Pale green border. Multicoloured hand-painted flower group centre. Gilt edge, shoulder band, tracing on mouldings. 517
519 Square dessert dish. Dropped shell shape. Bone china. Marone border. Multicoloured hand-painted flower group centre. Gilt edge, shoulder band, tracing on mouldings. 519
547 Square dessert dish, dessert plate. Dropped shell shape. Bone china. Centre multicoloured hand-painted floral group with landscape background. Gilt edge, shoulder line, leaf decoration on border. 547
625 Sugar box, creamer, tea cup & saucer. Melting Snow border shape. Bone china. Dark blue & gilt vine border. Gilt edge, top of knop, tracing on handles. 625

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Numbered series c.700 to 9999 (and 1/xxxx) ~ Dessert and fancy wares

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1061 Leaf dessert dish. Wave edge embossed shape. Passion flower sprigs in border and centre printed in black filled green, grey & straw. Gilt edge band & handle. 1061
1082 Leaf dessert dish. Wave edge plain shape. Multicoloured hand-painted central flower group and three sprigs on border. Gilt edge band, tracing on handles. 1082
5625 Vase. Bone china. Marone, buff & gilt ground. Single reserve with multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, foot band. 5625
7530 Vase. Bone china. Marone ground with cream, straw, turquoise, and gilt. Multicoloured hand-painted landscape both sides. 7530
8799 Leaf dessert dish. Bone china. Green, straw, & gilt rococo arcaded border. Mulicoloured hand-painted flower sprigs in each arch. Multicolored hand-painted landscape in centre. Gilt edge, tracing on handle. 8799

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Numbered series 2/xxxx, 3/xxxx, 4/xxxx, and 5/xxxx ~ Dessert and fancy wares

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2/641 Chamber stick. Bone china. Dark green ground. Straw & gilt mouldings & taper holder neck. 4/641
2/1719 Leaf dessert dish. Bone china. Buff, white & gilt rococo floral border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, tracing on handles. 2/1719
2/2633 Water sprinkler. Bone china. Yellow green ground with straw and gilt detailing. Multicoloured hand-painted flower sprig each side. Gilt edge, foot, detailing on handle. 2/2633
2/3382 Three dessert plates. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, straw and gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge. 2/3382
2/3881 Dessert plate. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Beige, cream, & gilt border. Gilt edge, star centre. 2/3881
2/4775 Dessert plate. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Elaborate grey, straw & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge. 2/4775
2/4813 Two dessert plates. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, straw and gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge. 2/4813
2/5463 Two leaf dessert dishes. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Green, straw, and gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, tracing on handle. 2/5463
2/5511 Dessert plate. Horn of Plenty shape. Bone china. Beige, cream, & gilt border. Gilt edge, star centre. 2/5511
2/5545 Leaf dessert dish. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, straw and gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, tracing on handle. 2/5545
2/5629 Dessert plate. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Buff, marone, & gilt border. Centre multicoloured, hand-painted named landscape. Gilt edge. (See also 2/6462) 2/5629
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
2/5958 Two dessert plates. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Maroon, straw, & gilt floral border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge. 2/5958
2/6296 Two dessert plates. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, straw and gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge. 2/6296
2/6462 Dessert plate. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Buff, marone, & gilt border. Centre multicoloured, hand-painted named landscape. Gilt edge. (See also 2/5629) 2/6462
2/6559 Meat dish. Bone china. Pale brown border with inner edge of straw & gilt leaf scrolls with white, gilt & yellow green leaves. Centre large multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge. 2/6559
2/6666 Dessert plate. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue pale blue and gilt arcaded and floral border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge. 2/6666
2/7143 Two dessert plates. Horn of plenty shape. 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
3/925 Dessert plate. Bone china. Flame red border with reserves of gilt, white, yellow-green, and dark blue radiating from centre gilt ring. Centre multicolored hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge. 3/925
3/4725 Dessert plate. Bone china. Mazarin blue, straw and gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge. 3/4725
3/5361 Oval dessert dish. Horn of plenty shape. Bone china. Green, straw and gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, tracing on handles. 3/5361
3/6969 Square dessert comport, three dessert plates. Bone china. Pink, straw, & gilt star border. Multicoloured hand painted flower group centre. Gilt edge, tracing on handles & moulding. 3/6969
3/9116 Vase. Bone china. Flame red ground with cream, turquoise, & gilt contrasts. Large reserve on one side filled with multicoloured hand-painted view of children at play near a river entitled "The Holiday". 3/9116
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
4/1357 Two dessert plates. Bone china. Pink & gilt border. Centre named hand-painted specimen flower. Gilt edge, mouldings. 4/1357
4/3186 Jug. Lekythos shape. Figures after the Ancient Greek printed in black. Iron-red ground. Gilt edge, foot line, tracing on handle. 4/3186
4/3337 Dessert plate. Bone china. Outer border in cream and inner in lilac with a blue & yellow zig-zag band between. Hand-painted multicoloured flower group centre. Gilt edge, double inner border. 4/3337
4/4935 Dessert plate. Bone china. Ribbon border in cerulean blue and gilt. Central hand-painted multicoloured flower group. Gilt edge. 4/4935
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 with 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
4/6307 Dessert plate. Bone china. Marone & gilt border with white reserves containing hand-painted multicoloured wild flower sprigs. Centre hand-painted multicoloured landscape. Gilt edge, tracing on mouldings. 4/6307
5/1435 Shell dish/oyster plate. Bone china. Background pale pink merging to pale blue merging to pale yellow. Seaweed in raised brown & gilt. 5/1435
5/3815 Dessert plate. Bone china. Border of alternating marone and white rays with printed gilt floral design over all. Centre hand-painted multicoloured wild plant group. Gilt edge. 5/3815
5/6820 Dessert plate. Bone china. Roses hand-painted with raised gilt leaves. Gilt printed edge. 5/6820
5/8604 Dessert plate. Bone china. Gilt edged straw border with Greek key gilt centre band. Central raised gilt & enamel leaf surrounded by multicoloured flowers and seed pod, all hand painted. 5/8604

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Numbered series c.1600 to 9999 ~ Tea wares

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2331 Teapot (minus lid), creamer, tea cup & saucer. High handle shape. Bone china with blue sprigs. Blue sprigs separated by gilt flowers. Gilt edge, tracing on spout and feet. 2331
6067 Sugar box. Bone china. Hanging reserves in Mazarin blue & gilt. Gilt knob, tracing on edge mouldings & handles, foot line. 6067
6142 Trio. Rustic bean handle. Bone china. Chinoiserie style outline print in blue filled Mazarin Blue, iron-red, rose, yellow-green, blue-green, buff, straw, purple. Opaque orange highlights. Lustre edge. 6142
6173 Coffee cup & saucer. Rustic Bean handle. Bone china. Pale blue border, with flower heads in cream, iron-red, & blue-green. Gilt highlighting, edge, scrolling round cup, spike on handle. 6173
6714 Slop bowl, tea cup & saucer. Rustic Bean handle. Bone china. Grey white & gilt pannelled border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, foot line, leafy sine wave round cup & bowl, detailing on handle. 6714
8854 Bread & butter dish. Bone china. Beige, straw & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, tracing on handles. 8854
9624 Tea cup & saucer. Rustic Bean handle. Bone china. Gilt, grey & buff border with hanging grey & gilt flowers & leaves. Gilt edge, foot ring, leafy sine wave round cup, detailing on handle. 9624
9851 Coffee cup & saucer. Bone china. Yellow green, straw, and gilt border of leaves and flower heads with some leaves dropping into centre. Irregular gilt inner border with row of gilt commas. Gilt edge, sprig centre, spriggy sine wave round cup, foot line, acanthus detailing on handle. 9851

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Numbered series 1/1 to 1/9999 ~ Tea wares

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1/930 Jug. Ebony or jet ware. Neo-classical printed scenes with multicoloured figures against a black background. Gilt edge, tracing on handle. 1/930
1/6437 Bread & butter plate. Bone china. Buff, pale green & gilt border. White reserves with multicoloured hand-painted birds, with pink bows below. Gilt edge, centre ring, tracing on handles. 1/6437
1/8509 Cup & saucer. Bone china. Buff border with Mazarin blue & gilt leaves. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, foot line, tracing on handle. 1/8509
1/8947 Coffee cup & saucer. Bone china. Deep purple & gilt border with oval reserves edged in celeste blue & gilt filled with mullticoloured hand-painted flower groups. Gilt edge, foot line, centre ring & star, thumb rest & tracing on handle. 1/8947

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Numbered series 6/xxxx, 7/xxxx, and 8/xxxx ~ Tea wares

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6/1421 Bread & butter dish. Bone china. Radial pattern in forest green and gilt. Straw border. Gilt edge, tracing on handles. 6/1421
6/1711 Cup & saucer. Bone china. Gilt & white arcaded pattern with slight blue contrasts. Yellow band at edge. Gilt edge, tracing on handle. 6/1711
6/1841 Three cups & saucers. Bone china. Marone & gilt border. Reserve on cup and saucer centre multicoloured hand-painted landscape scenes with figures after the French style. Gilt edge, foot ring, tracing on handles. 6/1841
6/2948 Bread & butter dish. Bone china. Border of gilt 's's interspersed with small hand-painted flower groups. Gilt dontillated edge, tracing on handles, centre ring. 6/2948
6/4357 Tea cup & saucer. Bone china. Peach ground with intricate plant-like gilding. Oval reserves bounded gilt with multicoloured hand-painted landscapes. Gilt edge, foot line, leafy edge inside cup, detailing on handle. 6/4357
6/9743 Cup & saucer, 7 inch muffin. Bone china. Border of two interweaving ribbons in purple and pink with a turquoise cinquefoil flower head at each crossover. Line & dot gilt border edges. Gilt foot line, tracing on handle. 6/9743
7/1751 Tea cup & saucer. Bone china. Pink ground on saucer border and inside cup. Gilt & white ribbon band on saucer and also round top of cup crossing through ring of handle and forming bow below handle. Gilt edge, foot rim, ring round well of saucer, detailing on handle. 7/1751
7/2952 Scent bottle. Bone china. Moulded with prunus flowers highlighted in celeste blue. 7/2952
7/4118 Cup, saucer, and plate. Bone china. Hand painted blossoming branches within narrow printed black & gilt border. Half gilt handle. 7/4118
8/225 Cup & saucer. Bone china. Aesthetic style print in brown. Gilt edge & spike on handle. 8/225

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Numbered Moulded Jugs

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100 Graduated set of three jugs. Parian with lilac slip. 'Indian Groups' (Sometimes incorrectly titled 'Arabian Nights'). 100
116 Jug. Parian with lilac slip. Breach of Acre commemorating Sir Sidney Smith and the seige of 1799. 116
117 Jug with Britannia metal lid. Parian with lilac slip. Portland Vase. 117

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Booths

Thomas Booth & Son, Tunstall, 1872-1876
Thomas G. Booth, Tunstall, 1876-1883
T. G. & F. Booth, Tunstall, 1883-1891
Booths Ltd., Tunstall, 1891-1948
Booths & Colcloughs Ltd., Tunstall & Longton, 1948-54
Ridgway, Adderley, Booths, & Colcloughs Ltd., Jan.1955-Feb.1955
Ridgway Potteries Ltd., Feb.1955-1964
Allied English Potteries Ltd., 1964-Dec.1972

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

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Brownfield

Robinson, Wood, & Brownfield, Cobridge Works, Cobridge, 1836-c.1836/8.
Wood & Brownfield, Cobridge Works, Cobridge, c.1836/8-1850.
William Brownfield, Cobridge Works, Cobridge, 1850-1871.
William Brownfield & Son, Cobridge Works, Cobridge, 1871-1876.
William Brownfield & Sons, Cobridge Works, Cobridge, 1876-c.1891.
Brownfield's Guild Pottery Society, Cobridge Works, Cobridge, c.1892-1900.

Brownfield table wares bear strong similarities to Ridgway, Morley, and Ashworth earthenwares and are often mistaken for them.

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6923 Small soup plate. Earthenware. "No.13" print in purple brown filled Mazarin blue, pale green, iron-red, purple, blue-green. Opaque orange highlights. Brown edge, 6923
7419 Dessert plate. Earthenware. "No.7" print in purple brown filled Mazarin blue, iron-red, rose, blue-green, yellow-green. Gilt edge, highlights. 7419
10102 Part dessert service. "No.40" print in blue, filled yellow-green, yellow, iron-red, rose, purple. Dark brown tracing on handles and moulding. 10102
12545 Soup plate. Earthenware. "No.54" print in purple brown filled Mazarin blue, buff, iron-red, yellow-green, purple, blue-green. Gilt edge, highlights. 12545

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Clews

Ralph & James Clews, Cobridge Works, Cobridge, 1818-1834

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Bacchanalian Boys Jug. Brown coloured stoneware with white sprigs. Bacchanalian Boys style sprigging. Smear glaze outside, full glaze inside. Bacchanalian Boys
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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Coalport

John Rose & Co., Coalport, 1795-1880.
Coalport China Co., Coalport, 1880-1925.

Coalport china has often been mistaken for Ridgway because the factory used fractional pattern numbering. The fractional numbering, however, never has more than three figures below the line, is usually in gilt, and is often written at right angles to the foot rim.

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239 Sugar box, creamer, slop bowl. Hybrid hard paste porcelain. Leaf and ribbon border in gilt, iron-red and black. Gilt edge and foot line, detailing on handle & knob. 239
840 Coffee cup & saucer. Cup with Nantgarw style kidney shape handle. Bone china. Mazarin blue and straw border with heavy gilding of grapes & vine leaves with sunburst edging. Reserves and centre filled with multicoloured hand painted flower groups. Gilt edge, foot rim, circlet of vine leaves outside cup. Half gilt handle. 840
966 Trio. Hockey stick moulded shape. Bone china. Gilt & white with added multicoloured hand-painted flower groups. Gilt edge, star centre, tracing on handles. 966
982 Coffee cup & saucer. Coalport's version of Spode's 'Pembroke' shape with gadrooned edge. Bone china. Deep pink ground with raised gilt borderdered multicoloured landscape reserves. Gilt star centre, tracing on gadrooning, dontillated inner edge to border, foot ring. Half gilt handle. 982
2/26 Coffee cup & saucer. Old English shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue border with gilt leaf &c, with white reserves filled with multicoloured hand painted flower groups. Gilt edge, centre rings, acanthus and scrollwork outside cup. 2/26
2/138 Saucer. Coalport's version of Spode's 'Pembroke' shape with gadrooned edge. Bone china. Burgundy ground with reserves of multicoloured fantastic birds. Gilt edge, rococo edging to reserves, star in wreath centre, tracing on edge moulding. 2/138
2/295 Oval dessert dish. Bone china. Green border. White reserves & centre with multicoloured hand painted flower groups. Gilt c-scroll centre & reserve edging, tracing on gadroon edge and handles. 2/295
2/366 Slop bowl. Bone china. Green boder. Centre large, and in reserves small, multicoloured hand-painted flower groups. Gilt edge, tracing on mouldings. 2/366
2/428 Coffee cup & saucer. 'No.7' shape. Green, straw & gilt border with reserves with multicoloured hand-painted landscapes. Gilt edge, star centre, floral band round cup, detailing on handle. 2/428
2/893 Three dessert plates. Bone china. Grey and gilt grape & vine leaf border. Centre multicoloured fruit group. 2/893
3/215 Tea cup & saucer. 'Adelaide' shape. Bone china. Grey and gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted landscape. Gilt edge, foot ring, flower groups on side of cup, tracing on handle. 3/215
3/250 Tea cup & saucer. 'Adelaide' shape. Bone china. Grey, drab, and gilt border. Gilt star centre, edge, foot ring, complex band round cup, tracing on handle. 3/250
3/793 Dessert plate. Rococo edge shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue & gilt border with white reserves. Centre and reserves have printed flower groups filled with multicoloured enamels. 3/793
4/89 Bread & butter plate, slop bowl, tea cup & saucer. 'Adelaide' shape. Bone china. Gilt & white design with horseshoes, trefoils, bezants, & foliage. Ring of pink dots round horseshoe holes and ring of pale blue dots round bezants. Gilt edge, foot ring, leaf circlet round cup & bowl, detailing to handle and edge moulding. 4/89
4/158 Tea cup & saucer. Moulded leaf edge shape. Bone china. Drab & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, foot line, complex pattern round cup, tracing on handle. 4/158
4/195 Dessert plate. Rococo edge shape. Bone china. Grey & leafy gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. 4/195
4/412 Dessert plate. Bone china. Blue border with straw and gilt edge and white reserves. Multicoloured hand-painted flower groups in centre and border reserves. 4/412
4/966 Dessert plate. Rococo edge shape. Bone china. Gilt & white border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. 4/966
5/459 Dessert plate. Rococo edge shape. Bone china. Peach & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. 5/459
5/461 Dessert plate. Rococo edge shape. Bone china. Buff & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted specimen flower. 5/461
5/611 Dessert plate. Bone china. Sky blue & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. 5/611
6/33 Dessert plate. Bone china. Celeste blue, straw, & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted specimen flower. 6/33
6/56 Dessert plate. Bone china. Marone & gilt border with white reserves. Centre and reserves have printed flower groups filled with multicoloured enamels. 6/56
6/506 Dessert plate. Bone china. Border two celeste blue bands edged gilt with band of gilt dots between. Inner band entwined with printed floral festoons filled withe multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge, gilt star centre. 6/506
6/886 Short comport and two dessert plates. Bone china. Celeste blue, white raised pearl, & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. 6/886
7/407 Dessert plate. Bone china. Red, pearl, & raised gilt edge. Centre multicoloured hand-painted fruit centre. 7/407

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Davenport

John Davenport, Longport, 1793-c.1830
Henry & William Davenport, c.1830-1835
W. Davenport & Co., 1835-1881
Davenports Ltd. 1881-1887

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388 Dessert plate. Bone china. Grey, white, & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted named fruit with flower sprig. Gilt tracing on edge moulding. 388
954 Dessert plate. Bone china. Gilt c-scrolls, band & bezants edge. Gilt arcaded shoulder. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. 954

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Dudson

James Dudson, Hanley, 1838-88
J. T. Dudson, Hanley, 1888-1898
Dudson Bros. Ltd., Hanley, 1898 on

Up to this point I have considered it fairly simple to distinguish the wares produced by Dudson and those by the Bedford Works. Basically, everything with a fractional pattern number was Ridgway, and everything else was Dudson. I was, however, confronted with a problem after reading Jewitt's The Ceramic Art of Great Britain (1878). Volume 2 describes the products of both the Ridgway Bedford Works and Dudson's Hope Street Works. Jewitt states that both factories produced moulded ware and mosaic ware, but only the Bedford Works produced jasper ware and jet ware, and he praises both wares with effusive language. Whilst the comment on jet or ebony ware was to be expected, that on jasper ware was not. All jasper wares were, up to now, thought to have been produced at Hope Street. Audrey Dudson has admitted that Dudson only started to advertise jasper wares in 1882. Until this apparent contradiction is resolved, I shall be listing the wares on the individual pages by type and number series rather than factory, and I will index the series from both the Dudson and Bedford Works entries.

Dudson-Ridgway
Early Fine Standard Wares

Impressed Numbered Patterns

Incised Numbered Patterns

Dudson
Later 'New Class' post-1882 Wares

'Mosaic' Patterns

Unnumbered 'Jasperware' Patterns

 

Dudson-Ridgway
Early Fine Standard Wares

Impressed Numbered Patterns

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Patent Mosaic Number Series

2 Water bottle. "Pompeii" shape. Red or terracotta ware. "Patent Mosaic" bands in white, pale blue, and straw with turned bands between. 2
67 Pillar candlestick. Sage stoneware with black & white "Patent Mosaic" bands. 67
77 Creamer. Black stoneware with white "Patent Mosaic" bands. 77
86 or 98 Rope handled jug with Britannia metal lid. Brown stoneware. Two bands of blue and white bead with cream link between. Smear glaze outside, full glaze inside. 86 or 98
104 Jug. "Stourbridge" shape. White stoneware with pale blue "Patent Mosaic" bands. 104
137 Jug. "Stourbridge" shape. Grey stoneware with black & white "Patent Mosaic" bands. 137
186 Water bottle. "Pompeii" shape. Red or terracotta ware. "Patent Mosaic" bands in white & pale blue. 186
472 Jug. "Stourbridge" shape. Grey stoneware incised with white "Patent Mosaic" lines. 472
632 Jug. 'Victoria' shape. Grey stoneware with black & white "Patent Mosaic" bands. 632

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Jasper Ware Impressed Number Series

1 Two jugs, one with Britannia Metal lid. "Milan" shape. White coloured stoneware covered with hyacinth blue slip round neck. Turned lower body. Smear glaze outside, full glaze inside. 1
6 Two jugs, one with Britannia metal lid. "Milan" shape. White stoneware covered with dark blue slip round neck, and white floral sprigging. Turned lower body. Smear glaze outside, full glaze inside. 6
27 Two jugs. "Milan" shape. White coloured earthenware covered with hyacinth blue slip and white foliate sprigs. (One impressed "E. J. RIDGWAY", the other plain.) 27
47 Jug. "Milan" shape. White stoneware covered with blue slip and classical sprigs. Turned lower body. 47
48 Jug. "Milan" shape. White stoneware covered with blue slip with three 'Patent Mosaic' bands. Turned lower body. 48
51 Jug. "Milan" shape. White stoneware covered with hyacinth blue slip and white leaf-like sprigs. 51
52 Two jugs. "Milan" shape. White stoneware covered with hyacinth blue slip and white sprigs of Samuel & Eli on one side, and Hamlet on the other. 52
77 Jug. "Milan" shape. White stoneware covered with dark blue slip and white classical sprigs. 77
79 Jug. "Milan" shape. White stoneware with dark blue bands and turning. 79
84 'Portland Vase.' White coloured earthenware covered with hyacinth blue slip and white sprigs. (Impressed "E. J. RIDGWAY".) 84
198 Jug. 'Milan' shape. Buff stoneware with a green slip band and white festoon sprigging. 198

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Incised Numbered Patterns

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80 Jug. "Milan" shape. White stoneware covered with dark blue slip round neck, with white 'classical figures & divisions' sprigs. Turned lower body. 80
229 Jug. "Milan" shape. White stoneware covered with dark blue slip round neck, with white floral sprigs. Turned lower body. Smear glaze outside, full glaze inside. 229
401 Spill vase. Brown stoneware with white 'Wheatsheaf, Hops, & Divisions' sprigging. 401
455 Water bottle & stand. Brown stoneware with blue & white 'Fern & Bluebell' sprigging. 455
467 Rope handled jug. Brown stoneware, partly turned body with white ivy 'Allbine' sprigging. 467
542 Jug. Twisted-branch handled shape. White stoneware covered with blue slip and white 'Geranium' sprigging. 542
544 Low-bellied jug. White stoneware covered with blue slip and white 'Fern & Bluebell' sprigging. 544
673 Jug. Twisted-branch handled shape. Brown stoneware with pale blue and white 'Wheatsheaf, Hops, & Divisions' sprigging. 673
858 Jug. Twisted-branch handled shape. White stoneware, the neck covered with blue slip and white 'Festoon' sprigs. Turned lower body. 858
907 Rope handled jug. White stoneware covered with blue slip and white ivy sprigging between two rows of sprigged feathered 's's. Partly turned body in basket weave effect. 907
968 Teapot. Crabstock shape. Grey stoneware with white vine swag and lion head 'Festoon' sprigs. 968
969 Rope handled jug (minus Britannia metal lid). Brown stoneware with white fern sprigs. 969
992 Two jugs with Britannia metal lids. 'Milan' shape. Grey-green stoneware with Greek key band round neck, and turned lower body. 992
996 Rope handled jug. Brown stoneware with white 'Wheatsheaf, Hops, & Divisions' sprigging. 996
998 Rope handled jug. Brown stoneware with white fern 'Fern Wreath' sprigging. 998
1052 Water bottle. Brown stoneware with white fern 'Fern Wreath' sprigging. 1052
1182 Rope handled jug. White stoneware 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 stoneware with white phoenix sprigging. 1405
1422 Rope handled jug. Slate blue stoneware with white floral sprigging. (Design registered by Ridgways, Bedford Works.) 1422
1436 Rope handled jug. Brown stoneware with white 'Cherubs & Divisions' sprigging. 1436
1530 Jug. Rope handled style but with handle shaped like a branch. Brown stoneware covered with white humming bird sprigs. 1530
1531 Jug. Rope handled style but with handle shaped like a branch. White stoneware covered with blue slip and white humming bird sprigs. 1531
1562 Rope handled jug. Black stoneware with white vine swag and lion head 'Festoon' sprigs. 1562
1622 Rope handled jug. Brown stoneware with white 'Chinese Figures' sprigging. 1622
1623 Rope handled jug. Slate blue stoneware with white 'Chinese Figures' sprigging. 1623
1679 Dragon handled square jug. Brown stoneware with white floral sprigging. 1679
1688 Rope handled jug. Brown stoneware with white floral sprigging. (Design registered by Ridgways, Bedford Works.) 1688
3016 Rope handled jug with Britannia metal lid. Grey stoneware with white 'Sacrifices & Trees' sprigging. (Impressed BPCo. for Brownhills Pottery Co.) 3016
3535 Rope handled jug but with special handle and Britannia metal lid. Green stoneware with white 'Bird & Butterfly' sprigging. (Impressed BPCo. for Brownhills Pottery Co.) 3535

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Dudson
Later 'New Class' post-1882 Wares

'Mosaic' Patterns

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'Mosaic' blue Teapot. 'Pine' shape. Blue stoneware. Two bands of black & white 'Bead & Line' with turning. Full glaze. Mosaic blue
'Mosaic' pink Rope handled jug with hinged Britannia metal lid. Pink stoneware. 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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'Cherubs' sage Rope handled jug with hinged Britannia metal lid. Sage coloured earthenware with white reliefs. Smear glaze body, full glaze handle. Cherubs
'Cherubs' brown Rope handled coffee pot. Brown coloured earthenware with white reliefs. Smear glaze outside, full glaze inside. Cherubs
'Muses' Rope handled 'Cocoa Jug'. Pale blue coloured earthenware with white reliefs. Full glaze. Muses
'Muses & Divisions' Rope handled jug. Pale blue earthenware covered in dark blue slip and white reliefs. Full glaze. Muses and Divisions

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Grainger Worcester

Grainger Wood & Co., New China Works, Worcester, c.1801-12.
Grainger, Lee, & Co., New China Works, Worcester, c.1812-c.1839.
George Grainger (& Co.), c.1839-1902.

Grainger also used a fractional pattern numbering system, and did number their pieces in a very similar way to Cauldon Place. But the shapes and the style of decoration are much later than the equivalent pattern in Ridgway.

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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

Hamilton & Moore, St. Mary's Works, High St., Longton, 1841-1858/9.
Samuel Moore, 1859-1865.
Moore & Son, 1865-1870/2.
Moore Bros., 1872-1905.

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2083 Tea cup & saucer. Bone china. Multiple triple flower heads in blue & marone. Green flecks between. Central sprig in green & iron-red. 2083
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

Machin & Baggaley, Waterloo Pottery, Burslem, 1809-33.
Machin & Potts, Waterloo Pottery, Burslem, 1833-37.

Machin products have been misidentified as Ridgway by Dr. Godden, particularly the so-called Moustache and Harbold shapes.
The attribution of at least some of the Moustache and Harbold shape patterns is still in dispute, the other main contender being Hicks & Meigh.

The best reference to the Machin wares is Bill Thom & Philip Miller, Machin Porcelains and Earthenwares including a partial reconstruction of the Machin pattern book (Berwick on Tweed, 2008).

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148 Coffee pot, pot stand, sugar box, creamer. New oval shape. Slop bowl, trio. Bute shape. Bone china. Hand-painted circlet of blue-green spade shaped leaves with gilt stems &c. Gilt foot line, circlet of leaves round neck, detailing on handle, knob, and spout. 148
222 Teapot. New Oval shape. Bone china. Cottage & flowers decoration in iron-red, Mazarin blue and yellow-green. Iron-red edge, detailing to knob, handle and spout. 222
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, rectangular dish, 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
611, 690, or 692 Centrepiece. Moustache shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, cream & gilt border. White reserves in border with multicoloured flower sprigs. Central multicoloured flower sprig. Gilt shoulder band. 611, 690, or 692
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
660 Dessert plate. Moustache shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue & gilt border with heavy gilt band round centre. Multicoloured hand-painted floral group centre. 660
663 Centrepiece, oval dessert dish, dessert plate. Moustache shape. Bone china. Multicoloured floral sprigs, large in centre, small in border. 663
690 Two 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
691 Oval dessert dish, dessert plate. Moustache shape. Bone china. Centre single hand-painted flower. Edge gilt with tracing on moulding. 691
692 Leaf dessert dish, dessert plate. Moustache shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, cream & gilt border. White reserves in border with multicoloured flower sprigs. Central multicoloured flower sprig. Gilt shoulder band. 692
721 Leaf dessert dish, dessert plate. Moustache shape. Bone china. Centre hand-painted multicoloured bird on a branch. Border of alternating blue & red flower sprigs with green leaves. 721
733 Dessert centrepiece, two dessert plates. Moustache shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, cream & gilt border. Central multicoloured flower sprig. Gilt shoulder band. 733
761 Square dessert dish. Dropped shell border shape. Bone china. Green border mottled in imitation of shagreen with heavy gilt band round centre. Multicoloured hand-painted floral group centre. Edge moulding gilt with rose to pink shading on shell handles. 761
769 Sugar box, creamer. Dolphin-handled shape. Slop bowl. Belled London shape. Tea cup & saucer. Etruscan shape. Bone china. Imari printed pattern with vase and flowers. Mazarin blue border &c, iron-red flowers. 769
784 Dessert plate. Dropped shell border shape. Bone china. Chinese style floral design printed in black, filled turquoise and purple. 784
848 Dessert plate. Moustache shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue, salmon & gilt border. White reserves in border with multicoloured flower sprigs. Central multicoloured flower sprig. Gilt shoulder band. 848
867 Tea cup & saucer. Old English Gadrooned shape. Bone china. White & gilt pattern with multicoloured hand-painted flower sprigs. 867
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

The patterns here are ones used at Lane Delph prior to the printing plates and moulds being sold to Francis Morley in 1848.

Miles Mason, Lane Delph, c.1800-1813
G. M. & C. J. Mason, Lane Delph, c.1813-1829
C. J. Mason & Co., Lane Delph, 1829-1845
C. J. Mason, Lane Delph, 1845-1848
In 1848 the Mason's printing plates and moulds were sold to Francis Morley at the Broad Street Works.
C. J. Mason, Lane Delph, c.1851-54

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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

Minton, 1793-1836.
Minton & Boyle, 1836-1841.
Minton & Co., 1841-1873.
Minton & Hollins, 1845-1868.
Mintons, 1871-1950.
Minton Ltd., 1900-1908.
Minton, 1951 on.

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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

New Hall Porcelain Works, Hanley, 1781-1835.

Makers of hard-paste porcelain 1781-c.1812, and bone china c.1812-1835.

Many New Hall pieces are unmarked but extensive research has been done on the patterns, most of which has been published, so an individual pattern number can often be traced.

New Hall jugs and mugs have been mistaken for early Ridgway sprigged wares. They do have a certain similarity, but the handle form is quite different, and distinctive.

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Mug Mug. Bone china. White sprigs on lilac-blue ground. New Hall mug
462 Teapot. New Oval shape. Hard paste porcelain. Landscape bat prints in black. Gilt double edge, foot ring, tracing on handle, spout, and knob. 462
1822 Teapot. London shape. Bone china. Band of hand-painted multicoloured roses and foliage round body and lid. Gilt edge, foot line, tracing on handle and spout. Half gilt knob. 1822
2101 Coffee cup & saucer. London shape. Bone china. Mazarin blue & heavy gilt border with angular reserves. Reserves and centre multicoloured hand-painted flower groups. Gilt edge, centre ring, foot ring, tracing on handle. Handle half gilt on down bar only. 2101
2901 Teapot, creamer. Old English shape. Bone china. Complex gilt and white pattern with a band of rose heads in rose and green. Gilt edge line, foot line, detailing on handle. 2901

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Rockingham Brameld

Brameld family supported by Earl Fitzwilliam, Swinton, 1807-1842.

Makers of pottery 1807-1842, and bone china c.1820-1842.

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1475 Trio. Bone china. Narrow green & gilt border. Centre green & gilt sprig surrounded by one large and two small multicoloured hand-painted flower sprigs. Green & gilt flower sprigs outside cups. Gilt edge, foot line, tracing on handle. Half gilt upper bar to handle. 1475
2/52 Coffee cup & saucer. Bone china. Pale grey & gilt border. Centre multicoloured hand-painted flower group. Gilt edge, leafy sine wave round cup, foot ring, tracing on handle. 2/52

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Yates

John Yates [the elder], Shelton, c.1770-95/6.
John [the younger] and William Yates, 1795/6-1808 (or c.1813?).
John Yates, Shelton, 1808 (or c.1813?)-1828.
Members of the Yates family, 1828-c.1834/5.
Yates & May, Shelton, c.1834/5-c.1843?

Clearly some research needs to be done into the history of the firm as different authorities disagree on dates.
Yates had a fractional numbering system, and did number their pieces in a very similar way to Cauldon Place. The shapes and the style of decoration are, however, quite different. An expert has informed me that the gold upper bar to the handle is a typical Yates feature.

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1209 Creamer. Oak & mistletoe shape. Bone china. Mazarin and gilt border with straw reserves with gilt birdcage. Gilt edge, foot ring, tracing on moulding and spout. Half gilt handle. 1209
1391 Sugar box. Oak & mistletoe shape. Bone china. Mazarin and gilt border with straw reserves with gilt scrolling. Gilt edge, foot ring, tracing on moulding. Half gilt handles & knob. 1391
1394 Trio. Old English shape. Bone china. Border of apricot, Mazarin blue, & gilt, with geometric reserves with blue & gilt flower heads. Gilt floral centre ring, edge, foot ring, leafy arcading round cup. Half gilt upper bar to handle. 1394
1635 Rectangular dessert dish. Bone china. Yellow ground with floral sprigs printed in black and filled with multicoloured enamels. Gilt edge and tracing on handles. 1635
2/1585 Tea cup and saucer. Bone china. Geometric and leafy design in purple, pink, and gilt. 2/1585

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