A early 19th century antique hexagonal shaped white porcelain (bone china) cream jug by John and William Ridgway and dating from circa 1820, in the Georgian period. It has an applied lozenge pad mark on the base including the impressed number 472 which identifies it as a Ridgway item dating from this period.
Please see Angela Grant's excellent website http://ridgwaypatternbook.org.uk/bell.html.
It was made by John and William Ridgway of Bell Works of Broad Street & Bethesda Street, Hanley Staffordshire England. They operated the works from 1815 until 1830. King George IV was on the throne when this was made.
The jug has a very ornate acanthus leaf and shell scroll handle. The main body has an all-over low relief moulded design of tightly packed rosettes or daisy flower heads. It is in excellent condition with just a couple of small firing tears to the body on the base and at the lower terminal of the handle.
The jug weighs 162g. This is a great item to add to any collection of small antique jugs or pitchers, English porcelain or J&W Ridgway items.
Height 3 3/ 4 inches ( 9.5 cm)
Length 4 3/8 inches ( 11.1 cm)
Diameter 3 1/4 inches ( 8.3 cm)
Weight 162 grammes unpacked
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