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MW/1885, MW/1886

2 Pairs of Antique English Ridgway Drab Dessert Plates

$750.00 set of 4 or $400.00 for pair
  • England, circa 1840
  • Dimensions: 9 1/2 inches diameter

The Ridgway family was a significant dynasty in the production of English Staffordshire pottery from the 1790’s to the 20th century. It was first produced by the brothers Job and George Ridgway in 1792 in North Staffordshire, England. Despite family tensions, the Ridgways continued to produce their high quality pieces and peaked in the mid-19th century. Ridgway focused their wares predominantly to the middle and upper classes, including earthenware, stoneware, and bone china. Many of their pieces focused on elaborate designs and often featured the color cobalt blue.

2 Pairs of Antique English Ridgway Blue Drab Dessert Plates that are of exceptional quality. Even though we think of the word drab as dull, it was originally a name for a very popular color in England. This was in the second half of the 19th century and featured colors such as gilt and in stoneware, usually the color blue.

There is a wonderful color combination in our Antique English Porcelain Plates. This combination consists of pink and white flowers with a yellow center that are vibrantly hand-painted. Some of these are set in a cobalt blue basket and others are interspersed with cobalt blue and green leaves placed in different locations on the plates. All of these are set on a light blue background finished off with a gilt scalloped edge border. Our 2 pairs of Antique English Ridgway Blue Drab Dessert Plates, are quite stunning in color and design.

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