John Ridgway & Co






 

Location and period of operation:

John Ridgway (& Co)

Shelton

c. 1830

1855

 (See sources)

John Ridgway (1785-1860) was a member of the famous Ridgway family of potters

Formerly: J & W Ridgway

Subsequently: Ridgway, Bates & Co

 


London Gazette, November 16, 1830


notice of the dissolution of the partnerships 
between John and William Ridgway

the business then continued as John Ridgway & Co 

 


London Gazette, 13 February 1846

 
notice of the dissolution of the partnership of John Ridgway,
Thomas Sanders Bale, John Ridgway Bale (deceased) and Robert Brown

the business then continued with John Ridgway and
Thomas Sanders Bale.


 

London Gazette, 19 September 1854 

notice of the dissolution of the partnerships between
John Ridgway and Thomas Sanders Bale

 


Selected by the Committee for the Staffordshire Potteries 
to exhibit at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855

 



sugar bowl
the pattern number is given as 6912




soup bowl
the pattern number is given as 5302




Soup bowl in the Blue Bell pattern
sometimes this pattern was produced in blue monochrome 


 


platter in the Byzantium pattern 

 


 

Marks and initials used on ware for identification:

 

JR

JOHN RIDGWAY

JHN RIDGWAY

I RIDGWAY

J RIDGWAY

marks c.1830-41

later marks (c.1841-55) have "& Co" 


 


Imperial Stone
J-R

NAPIER is the pattern name 


J R

PERSIAN Sun Flower is the pattern name

marks c.1830-41

 


 


Stone Ware
J.R.

REGINA is the pattern name 


Iron Stone China

sometimes no pattern number or intitials are included in the mark

marks c.1830-41

 



J R

c.1830-37

the initials 'JR' appear in the centre of the ribbon along the bottom


Imperial Stone China
J R

c.1830-37

sometime the mark was used without the initials JR or JR & Co

 NOTE: The Royal Arms with the escutcheon overall (centre shield) is
dated pre-1837 when Victoria became queen

- see more on the Royal Arms -


 


J Ridgway & Compy

c.1847-55

The registration diamond gives the date of 2nd October 1847
for the pattern registration 

BLUE BELL is the pattern name



J R & Co
Cauldon England 

c.1841-55

BYZANTIUM is the pattern name



Imperial Stone
JR - CP

Water Lilly is the pattern name

this mark is attributed to John Ridgway
- the meaning of the initials 'CP' are unknown
they may belong to an agent or distributor -


 


The Cauldon Place works 

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questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks