This is a stunning Regency dinner plate made by Ridgway in about 1825. Ridgway was one of the pioneers of English china production alongside other great potters such as Spode, Davenport, Minton, Coalport and others and they created very high quality tea and dinnerware.

 

Ridgway had a tradition of a very wide-ranging offer of china products, anything from the most sublime dinnerware to humble toilet pots. It is notoriously difficult to identify their wares and this is one reason their beautiful tea and dinner wares are often underestimated. This plate is unmarked, as most Ridgway items, except for the pattern number 1045 painted in puce on the back. This number would point to a production date around 1825.

 

This plate is quite large and heavy and has two beautiful handles. It therefore looks like a serving plate or perhaps a teapot or tureen stand, however in this period wealthy people often wanted handles on their plates, so it is probably a dinner plate. However, it will be excellent as a serving plate or for display. The plate is of extraordinary quality - just imagine this being part of a large dinner service and it all being decked out on the table! The plate has a beautiful scalloped shape with flowing handles. The main colour is a deep cobalt blue with stunning gilt detail of grapes and four large, quite intimidating-looking butterflies. In the centre of the plate there is a beautiful hand painted country scene with a cottage, a mother and child, and a steepled church in the distance. There is so much to see to this plate: the cobalt blue, the very rich gilding, and the finely painted country scene - it is a stunning item.

 

CONDITION REPORT This plate is in excellent antique condition with no damage or wear other than some light rubbing of the gilding in the centre and at some of the edges. It seems that the plate has not had much use as there are no scratches or other wear. There is no crazing and the back of the plate is bright white; it rings true when tapped. There are some dark spots from firing to the back of the plate.

 

Please note that all items in my shop are of vintage or antique condition. They have often been used for many years and can have normal signs of wear. I will reflect any damage, repairs or heavy wear in the item description but some minor scratches, nicks and stains can be normal for vintage items and need to be taken into account.

 

There is widespread confusion on the internet about the difference between chips and nicks, or hairlines and cracks. I will reflect any damage as truthfully as I can, i.e. a nick is a tiny bit of damage smaller than 1mm and a chip is something you can see with the eye; a hairline runs over the surface glazing but not the body of the item and a crack runs through the body of the item, usually weakening its structure. Etcetera - I try to be as accurate as I can and please feel free to ask questions or request more detailed pictures!

 

DIMENSIONS (diameters) 23.5cm (9 1/4").

 

SHIPPING I ship worldwide from the UK, mostly by Royal Mail 2nd Class for the UK and International Tracked and Signed for the rest of the world. I am happy to combine shipping charges on multiple items - please contact me to discuss. In principle I do not make a profit on shipping although for simplicity's sake I charge flat shipping fees. If the fee charged greatly exceeds the actual cost I will gladly refund you the difference - at the same time if it is slightly lower I will gladly make up the difference. In some countries shipping will end up significantly more than the expected fees and I will contact you to discuss our options. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING SHIPPING COSTS AND OPTIONS.

Rococo handled dinner plate, hand painted cottage scene, Ridgway 1825

SKU: A-RID12
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