Cereal bowl ?

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1850 ?

GUSN

GUSN-14769

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 most likely a cereal bowl. Circular form w/ molded flaring rim, sloping sides and circular foot rim. Gilt band at rim edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bowls (vessels)
bone china
molding (forming)
transfer printing
porcelain
Bone China
Molded
Transfer Printed
BOWL, CEREAL

Inscription

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""

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

1.5 (H), 6.125 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.557.27