Vintage - Rare Ridgway collectible plate 'Priory Church and Norman House, Christchurch' - Collectible

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This is a delightful plate produced somewhere between 1891 - 1920 showing Priory Church and Norman House in Christchurch. There is crazing to this piece. The edging is wearing in places and there are light scratches to the plate but considering it is over 100 years old it has been well looked after, there are no cracks or chips.

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. Much of the porcelain was also transfer-printed.

Approximately 9 inch in diameter.

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