Dudson

These wares appear to have arisen out of co-operation between Dudson and Ridgways, Bedford Works, but it is difficult to establish exactly how far that co-operation went. Both factories appear to have manufactured tea wares of similar shapes. Dudson may have supplied the Bedford Works with moulds, glazes and ideas. Ridgway supplied the manufacturing capacity that Dudson did not have. These late wares, however, appear to be solely of Dudson manufacture.

 

James Dudson
J. T. Dudson
Dudson Brothers

'Mosaic' blue

'Mosaic' pink

'Cherubs' sage

'Cherubs' brown

'Muses'

'Muses & Divisions'

 

'Mosaic' blue

The 'Pine' shape teapot is 181mm spout to handle and 99mm tall. Blue stone ware with black and white bead & line.

Mosaic blue Pine teapot left side

Mosaic blue Pine teapot left side detail

Mosaic blue Pine teapot spout side

Mosaic blue Pine teapot right side

Mosaic blue Pine teapot handle side

Mosaic blue Pine teapot top

Mosaic blue Pine teapot lid underside

Mosaic blue Pine teapot body top

Mosaic blue Pine teapot base

Mosaic blue Pine teapot impressed mark

The impressed mark is probably a size marking.

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2021

 

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'Mosaic' pink

The jug is 140mm to ridge on cover. Pink stoneware with two bands of 'Bead & Line' with black bead and blue line and turning.

Mosaic pink covered jug left side

Mosaic pink covered jug base

Mosaic pink covered jug England mark

This "ENGLAND" impressed mark was in use from 1870-1899.

Mosaic pink covered jug tally marks

These impressed marks appear to be tally marks.

Photos © Clare and Alan Walker 2020

 

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'Cherubs' sage

The jug with Britannia metal lid is 180mm to the top of the cover excluding finial. Sage coloured earthenware with white reliefs.

Cherubs covered jug left side

Cherubs covered jug right side

Cherubs covered jug base

Cherubs covered jug marks

This "ENGLAND" impressed mark was in use from 1870-1899.

Photos © Clare and Alan Walker 2020

 

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'Cherubs' brown

The coffee pot is 206mm spout to handle, and 225mm tall including lid. Brown coloured earthenware with white reliefs.

Cherubs coffee pot left side

Cherubs coffee pot spout side

Cherubs coffee pot right side

Cherubs coffee pot handle side

Cherubs coffee pot top

Cherubs coffee pot lid underside

Cherubs coffee pot lid impressed mark

The impressed mark reads "JAMES DUDSON / LICENSED BY THE PATENTEES / HANLEY STAFFORDSHIRE" and was used 1845-1882. The mark refers to a 'patent lock lid' that would not fall out when the contents were poured. The lid was used on tea pots and coffee pots.

Cherubs coffee pot base marks

This "ENGLAND" impressed mark was in use from 1870-1899.

Photos © Bonnie Jean Seiwell ~ Lady in Decadence 2020

 

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'Muses'

The 'Cocoa Jug' is 165mm tall to top of knob. Pale blue earthenware with white reliefs.

Muses cocoa jug left side

Muses cocoa jug right side

Muses cocoa jug base

Muses cocoa jug marks

The impressed "DUDSON ENGLAND" mark was used 1891-99
The two impressed marks to the right are probably tally marks.

Photos © Clare and Alan Walker 2020

 

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'Muses & Divisions'

The rope handled jug is 205mm tall. Pale blue earthenware covered in dark blue slip and white reliefs. Full glaze.

Muses and Divisions jug left side

Muses and Divisions jug lip side

Muses and Divisions jug marks

The impressed "DUDSON ENGLAND" mark was used 1891-99

Photos © Angela Grant 2017-2020

 

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