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Butter plate

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 butter plate. Circular form w/ shaped edge, slanting rim and cavetto; flat face. Gilt band at edge.

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"". ""RIDGWAYS"" is above the image and ""ENGLAND"" is below the image. Incised: Each piece incised w/ 2 or 3 numbers or letters. This particular piece is inscribed w/ ""4/24""
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
butter dishes (serving dishes)
Molded
molding (forming)
PLATE, BUTTER
porcelain
Possibly bone china
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Dimensions
6.75 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.557.71
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
14811

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