Vintage - Ridgways Pottery - "Coaching Days and Coaching Ways" - Oval Dish - Rare - Collectible

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As early as 1792, the Ridgway brothers produced quality earthenware in Shelton, Staffordshire, England. Ridgway factories produced almost every conceivable kind of pottery. One of the branches produced a line called Coaching Days and Coaching Ways.

The Coaching Days and Coaching Ways series was created on an amber brown transferware pottery with black transfers. It was made in the 1890s to the 1920s. The series features illustrations chosen from ones by Hugh Thomson & Herbert Railton, that were contained in the book “Coaching Days and Coaching Ways” by W. Outram Tristram. The book was first published in 1888.

Transferware is a transfer printing process where a metal plate is etched with a familiar scene and ink is applied and then a tissue print is produced. The print is then applied to the pottery on top of the brown glaze.

Almost all items have crazing (crackling) because of the type of glazed used on the pottery.

This piece is a rare oval shaped dish with an interesting transfer on the inside called "A Winter Days Amusement". It does have crazing and the silver lustre applied to the rim is worn in places. This is to be expected for a vintage item which is over 100 years old. It has no chips or cracks.

Height (from ends) - 4 1/2 cms
Width - 15 cms
Length - 7 cms

It is marked on the base with “Scenes from Coaching Days & Coaching Ways by Special Permission of Macmillan & Co. Ltd. Ridgway England”. Macmillan & Co. refers to a book publisher in London, England and New York. They owned the copyrights to the book and the coaching illustrations.

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