Ridgways Vintage Plates x 2 - Mount Saint Michael and Christchurch Priory

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The Ridgway family was one of the important dynasties manufacturing Staffordshire pottery, with a large number of family members and business names, over a period from the 1790s to the late 20th century. In their heyday in the mid-19th century there were several different potteries run by different branches of the family. Most of their wares were earthenware, but often of very high quality. They can generally be described as serving the middle and upper parts of the market, avoiding the cheapest popular wares. As with other factories, a great amount of good quality earthenware was transfer-printed with heavily elaborate designs. From 1808 porcelain was produced, in a great profusion of patterns.

These plates would have been produced somewhere between 1870 and 1920. They are in good vintage condition for their age. There is a slight chip to the rim of Mount Saint Michael plate and wear to the rims of both plates all of which would be expected for pieces well over 100 years old. The printed transfers are of Mount Saint Michael (26 cms in diameter) and Christchurch Priory from the Stour 25 cms in diameter. They are lovely pieces and would sit well in any collection.

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