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Creamer

1986.557.17 (RS25166)

Description

Transfer printed in medium blue w/ an exotic scene of pagoda-like building, bizarre trees and bushes and a camel w/ people in the foreground. This scene is enclosed by a pale blue border w/ delicate flowering vines and 8 floral-edged reserves w/ floral sprays or exotic buildings and greenery. The scenes vary w/ form of serving item. This item is a creamer. Squat full-bellied form w/ small circular base w/ 6 serpentine feet. The rim flared and serpentine-edged w/ wide spout. Molded and spurred "C" scroll handle. Gilt flourishes at handle and rim.

Details

Maker
Possibly Ridgway, William (Maker)
Possibly Ridgways (Maker)
Date
1830-1850 ?
Inscriptions
Transfer underglaze and incised on bottom: Transfer underglaze: Mark in medium blue showing urn and beehive on a rectangular platform enclosed by greenery. The platform is inscribed ""ORIENTAL"". ""W.R."" is inscribed underneath ""ORIENTAL."" The name ""Ridgways"" is over the image and ""ENGLAND"" is under the image. Incised: Each piece incised w/ 2 or 3 numbers or letters.
Location of origin
Shelton, England, Staffordshire; Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
bone china
molding (forming)
porcelain
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Bone China
creamers
Molded
molding (forming)
PITCHER, CREAM
porcelain
Possibly bone china
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Dimensions
3.5 x 4 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.557.17
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
14759

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