rare and attractive Regency Staffordshire, best Ridgway
shape twin handled dish from a dessert service of very fine quality. A
superb example of early Ridgway porcelain. Decoration is exquisite - a
wonderful painted study of a Flower
Basket on a
marble ledge against a sumptuous background of mazarine blue and fine
gilded pattern. Quality of the flower painting suggests this may be the
work of a former Swansea porcelain artist or perhaps one trained at
nearby Derby. This fine cabinet-class dish must rank
among the best work by both factory and artist... Stunning on display
and worthy of the best English porcelain china cabinet collection." Antiques Expert
An example of Ridgway porcelain decorated with pattern
1079, on an ice pail, is illustrated by full page colour platein
the definitive guide to the subject- Staffordshire
Porcelain, G. Godden Ed.
plate IX. opposite page 242.
width 238 mm max.
pattern number 1079as illustrated
In excellent display condition with no restoration. The
panel and painted flower sprays
are excellent - fresh looking, with no significant wear. Original
gilding, edge and pattern, is
also excellent. There are a number of short hairlines clearly
visible to the back. Two are visible to the front across one edge of
of the small cartouches containing the single flower sprays at 2
o'clock and 7 o'clock; another
is 'lost' in the mazarine blue background. These hairlines reflect the
deficiencies in the original antique porcelain body exposed through
use: fortunately do not
threaten the stability of the piece which is sound or spoil
the overall decorative qualities of a choice rare item.
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