Ridgways Royal Vistas Ware (from paintings by famous artists) Vintage Sugar Bowl - circa 1891 - 1920s


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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 sugar bowl will have been produced between 1891 and 1920s and two transfers can be seen on the bowl, one of Windsor and the other of windmill and ships.

It is over 100 years old and is in good vintage condition with no cracks, I have noticed on little area that is uneven which could be due to how it was made or a very small chip (it is difficult to tell), see photographs. Due to the type of glaze used on the pottery it does have crazing.

Height - 8 cms
Width - 11 cms

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