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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 most likely a cereal bowl. Circular form w/ molded flaring rim, sloping sides and circular foot rim. Gilt band at rim edge.
Transfer underglaze and incised on bottom: Transfer underglaze: Mark in medium blue showing a scrolled floral device w/ ""RIDGWAYS"" inscribed above device, ""Oriental"" inscribed w/in floral device, ""WR"" inscribed below device w/ ""OPAQUE CHINA"" inscribed below that, and ""ENGLAND"" inscribed below that. Incised: ""9""
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),
Possibly Ridgway, William (Maker)
Possibly Ridgways (Maker)
Shelton, England, Staffordshire; Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE
1.5 (H), 6.125 (diameter) (inches)
Bequest of Amelia W. Little