When the profit hungry soulless guys take over, watch out. Bruce Sandie and the Australasian club for their generous assistance in providing research and artwork necessary to the creation of this page. I will note any major flaws, defects, marks, etc. Colclough, Regent Works, Longton Paladin Works, Fenton North Staffordshire Pottery, Cobridge Bedford Works, Shelton Adderley Floral China Works, Longton Gainsborough Works, Longton Many marks include the name of the pottery concerned. Date unknown but judging by the back stamp I believe they are Art Deco period. By then Ridgway were a mass producer of nice quality but somewhat churned out wares at this time. They are in good vintage condition with no chips or cracks.
Some letters were used for more than one shape, although not at the same time , and many shapes were not given a letter at all. He also helped found, in 1855, the company that went onto evolve into the world renowned Poole Pottery. It has an Art Nouveau type pattern no 8525. All overages on shipping cost will be refunded via Paypal. A lovely vintage 16 piece bone China tea set by Colclough, Ridgway Potteries Ltd, from the 1959s. In addition, earlier Wileman and the forerunners to Wileman employed numerous other backstamps. In 1894 Wileman began earthenware production in a new earthenware works.
After 1910, earthenware was labeled with Shelley backstamps. They are white with gilt edging and a brown and green pattern that has been hand painted on top with red. In 1948, Colclough China Limited took over Booths and Adderley and then in the early 1950's merged with the Ridgeway Company. Staffordshire Potteries 1955 to 1964. History of Colclough China Company History of The Colclough China Company The Colclough china company was founded in 1890 by Herbert Joseph Colclough, who was an ex-Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent. Please contact me with any questions. It evokes all the 50's design values - that reaction away from the post war rationing and austerity, the Festival of Britain, optimism, British avant guard quirkiness of design, and all that.
I do my best to describe the condition of every item in detail and through pictures. You are here: » » Ridgway China Ridgway Potteries China Replacement, Dinnerware, Tableware Ridgway Potteries, Replacement China, discontinued china pattern, Made in Staffordshire England. The Adderley company was taken over by Ridgway Pottery Ltd in 1947 - but ware was continued to be produced with the Adderleys name. Let me know if you have any questions about this or any of my listings. The Energy of John Ridgway When you look at the history of successful china companies, they always have a person or persons who at one stage in the history were the movers and shakers which really got things going. Ridgway established a School of Design and founded a scholarship which is still available today see University of Manchester.
Appointed Potter to Her Majesty Back to the very earliest days of the Staffordshire potteries, there were influential families of potters - like the Adams, Ridgway and Wedgwood names. There is a Wreath of Red Roses, Blue, Lavender and Yellow Flowers on the Lip. Backstamps are often the first thing a collector looks for. Did you scroll all this way to get facts about colclough bone china? We are not affiliated with any of the china companies listed nor responsible for any flaws, defects or use failure in any of the products we sell. Earthenware Backstamps Earthenware was manufactured by Wileman from 1894 to 1910. Colclough Patterns History of Colclough China The Colclough china company was founded in 1890 by Herbert Joseph Colclough, who was an ex-Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent. Site Search Ridgway Potteries Ltd Ridgway Potteries Ltd was founded possibly around 1744 in Staffordshire the exact date is hidden in the mist of time , by Ralph Ridgway - see also Colclough China.
There is also 22kt Gold on the Verge, along with a Scalloped Edge. He was, of course, bestowed the title of Potter to Queen Victoria and as early as 1815 was one of the first companies to take the lead in marketing bone china porcelain. The above information may not be available for all potters - if you have information to help complete the records then I would be happy to include it. And really, you could say that the once glorious firm of Ridgway Potteries Ltd had had its day. Wileman , and a variety of backstamps were used over the years.
Counterfeit backstamps have been applied to ordinary pottery, and in some cases transfers have been applied to bona fide Shelley whiteware. This letter signifies the shape of that china. All items have been pre-loved and may come with some signs of use. Copyright © 1997 - 2018 Robbins Nest China Replacement - All Rights Reserved Reproduction, or adaptation of web site and its contents is prohibited without prior written permission of Robbins Nest. One of the largest pottery combines in existence, eight factories comprised the group, the oldest of which is Booths, which was already established in the eighteenth century as producers of high-grade earthenware. Sadly, all the accolades afforded to Mr John Ridgway were not enough, to stop Ridgway passing into relative obsurity today.
A century on, the 1950's saw the once glorious name tied into a larger, somewhat faceless group run by profit hungry group called Pearsons. This page shows many of the known backstamps which were used by the Wileman family potteries to include predecessor companies such as Elkin Knight: Fine China Backstamps Set forth below are some of the most common backstamps used on Fine Bone China and miniatures. Occasionally, however, Seconds Ware was also marked with a circled number two enclosed in a fashion very similar to the present copyright symbol. John, taking the Cauldon works while William went his own way with the Bell works inherited from uncle George. This user has 234 photos on Flickr.
However, in 1996, Colclough production discontinued and manufacture ceased. Colclough and Ridgeway became part of the Royal Doulton Group in the early 1970's. Beginning in 1910, the Shelley backstamp replaced Wileman and Co. The Profit Hungry Conglomerate The 1851 exhibition catalogue says Ridgway Potteries Ltd was: 'One of the largest and among the best conducted of the many factories of Staffordshire'. Backstamps typically indicated the method of decoration see for definitions and additional information.
One saucer has a hairline crack near the centre rim - see photo. Ceramic and pottery production really is Art in business, rather than business in Art, so often the kingpin of the operation has to have a real designer's head, rather than just purely financial or business. They are in good condition with no chips cracks or craquelure. Very Good Resale Condition unless noted below or in pictures. John Ridgway, was appointed Potter to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, earning a high commendation at the 1851 Exhibition.