London, South Kensington
28 February 2002
A Ridgway part dinner service
painted with loose sprays of flowers within gilt shaped cartouches beneath a dark-blue-ground border, comprising: ten meat dishes in sizes, two hexagonal sauce tureens, covers and stands, two hexagonal vegetable tureens in sizes, sixteen soup plates, sixty-four dinner plates, and eleven dessert plates, pattern 1163 (some damages, restoration and rubbing to gilding) circa 1830; and two Derby soup plates similar, circa 1830 (damages and stapled repair)
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Cf. Geoffrey A. Godden, Ridgway Porcelains (1985), p. 98, pl. 104, for a tea service with similar hexagonal forms.
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