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China and Dinnerware707 of 2538tea cups help pleaseMiniture Blue Leaf Tea Set & Picnic Basket
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Posted 11 months ago

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Jono
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I need help to identify this plate which is one of two. It has been in our family for as long as I can remember and belonged to my Grandmother.

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  1. aghcollect aghcollect, 11 months ago
    The maker is J.W. Ridgeway - that will give you a good start
  2. Jono Jono, 11 months ago
    Thank you aghcollect!

    Here is what I found...

    This is a magnificently colored serving piece from a dessert / tea service made by John and William Ridgway; circa 1820. The pattern is a riot of flowers and leaves; the cobalt and the gilding are thrown in there to push it right over the top. It measures 9.75" by just over 10.5" and is in excellent condition. This pattern, #1289, is shown on page 63 in Geoffrey Godden's "Ridgway Porcelains".
  3. aghcollect aghcollect, 11 months ago
    Jono - that is great!! I did see that the last time they used the backstamp was around 1840 so i knew you had something worth researching further. It is very beautiful and definitely worth saving, especially it being a family heirloom.
  4. Jono Jono, 11 months ago
    Couldn't have done it without you nudging me in the right direction aghcollect. Thank you.
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 11 months ago
    It's fantastic...
  6. Jono Jono, 11 months ago
    Thank you DrFluffy!
  7. Jono Jono, 11 months ago
    Thanks for the Loves maryh1956

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