Royal Vista Ware by Ridgways, England - Vintage Cup and Saucer

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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.

Transferware is a transfer printing process whereas 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.

This delightful cup and saucer will have been produced in the 1800s. The picture on the saucer is marked "Barmout" and the Saucer is marked "St Helier" and "St Michaels".

These pieces are over 100 years old and are in good vintage condition for their age. The gold edging/trim has worn away in some areas on the cup but there are no chips or cracks. Due to the type of glaze used on the pottery it does have crazing.

Saucer - 5 inches in diameter
Cup - Top diametre - 3 1/4 inches
Height - 2 1/4 inches

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