Ridgway 4 Luncheon Plates 1856-1858 Hand Painted Florals Blue Borders Exquisite
This is a set of 4 gorgeous early Staffordshire, England hand painted and decorated plates made by Ridgway, England, during the John Ridgway, Bates & Co. England partnership at the Caudon Place works between 1856-1858.
The plates each measure 1 inch high by 9.5 inches in diameter with a hand painted floral center bouquets and each plate is different.
The plates have a gorgeous a blue border, sometimes called French Blue or Sevres blue that was used by Staffordshire potteries at this time as well, and hand applied gold shell and foliage design with a gold dentil edge.
The only mark on each of the plates is the hand written number 1864 over glaze in orange/red, which is in line with the records of the period pattern numbering
The gorgeous plates are in very good +++ used vintage condition with no chips or cracks, but there is some gold wear and some utensil marks.
An outstandingly beautiful set of plates, and very hard to find.