Puzzles, Copies, Replacements

On the following pages I will discuss puzzle pieces that may or may not be by one or other of the Ridgway factories, copies of Ridgway designs by other firms, and the problems of identification caused by replacements for Ridgway services made by other manufacturers.
The occurences when the various Ridgway partnerships bought in blanks from other firms are mentioned in the main listings under the relevant pattern.

 

Puzzles

Copies

Replacements

 

Puzzles

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Flower Pot Flower pot & stand. Bone china. White sprigs of Chariot type. Overglaze pale green ground. Flower pot
4584 Two dessert plates. Leaning Rose shape. Bone china. Complex Mazarin blue, straw, & gilt border. Mulicoloured hand-painted exotic bird centre. Gilt edge line. Cream & gilt highlighting of moulding. 4584
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
1/4034 Short dessert comport. Bone china. Salmon beige border highlighted with a band of gilding. Centre multicoloured hand-painted landscape. Gilt edge, band round underside, foot ring. Salmon beige & gilt band round foot. 1/4034

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Copies

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Pan Jugs 1 Genuine blue jug compared with earthenware copy with green highlighting. Pan copy 1
Pan Jugs 2 A polychrome continental version in hard paste porcelain. Originally thought to be by Doccia but more probably by Ernst Bohne of Rudolstadt. Pan copy 2

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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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