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China and Dinnerware2900 of 4716tea cups help pleaseMiniture Blue Leaf Tea Set & Picnic Basket
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Posted 4 years ago


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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, 4 years ago
    The maker is J.W. Ridgeway - that will give you a good start
  2. Jono Jono, 4 years 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, 4 years 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, 4 years ago
    Couldn't have done it without you nudging me in the right direction aghcollect. Thank you.
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 4 years ago
    It's fantastic...
  6. Jono Jono, 4 years ago
    Thank you DrFluffy!
  7. Jono Jono, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the Loves maryh1956

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