Butter dish

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1850 ?

GUSN

GUSN-14756

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 dish. A)--Circular form w/ dished, shaped rim w/ 2 leaf molded and shaped tab handles and deep cavetto and flat circular face. B)--The cover of circular, lobed, and domed form w/ molded top and leaf molded knop. Gilt accents at knop. C)--Liner of circular form w/ hole at center.

Details

Descriptive Terms

butter dishes (serving dishes)
bone china
molding (forming)
transfer printing
porcelain
Bone China
Molded
Transfer Printed
DISH, BUTTER

Inscription

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.

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Possibly Ridgway, William (Maker)
Possibly Ridgways (Maker)

Location of Origin

Shelton, England, Staffordshire; Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE

Dimensions

8 (W), 5.875 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.557.14A-C