A Ridgway leaf-moulded part tea service
the leaves enriched in blue, tan and gilt, divided by sprigs of pink roses and leaves within shaped gilt rims, the interior gilt with fruiting vines and leaf roundels, comprising: two two-handled square shaped dishes, slop basin, ten teacups, eight coffee cups and twelve saucers, no. 5/1782, circa 1850 (some very minor wear)
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Lot Essay

Cf. Godden, Ridgway Porcelains, (London 1985), pls. 144, 204 and 205 for examples of this shape used in the 1851 Exhibition

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