Ridgway Pair Noma Pattern Table Plates 4317 Chinoserie Style


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We kindly suggest that you read the entire description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to ensure the authenticity of our items Exceptional and rare pair of English semi-porcelain plates can be used as tableware or perfect to hang on the wall; the two plates measure cm.27 each; the plates were decorated with the "transferware" method; this type of workmanship refers to glazed and decorated pottery with a specific treatment that they produced in England in Staffordshire; they used copper plates on which the design was engraved, the plate was then inked and the design transferred to a special fabric which was later placed on the pottery (plates, trays, soup tureens, etc. ) which was glazed and fired; the first to use this printing process was John Sadler and Guy Verde of Liverpool in 1756. If we look at ceramics made by this method we will notice that the designs are not perfect and often the ink is smudged: this is their characteristic. A hand-painted plate service could afford few English families, with this method even middle-class families could have a decorated plate service. Our dishes, after transferware processing (which was only blue) were hand-finished with soft, refined colors and then fired again in the kiln to fix the coloring; these additional steps made them even more precious and unique. Printed under the plates is the pattern name "Noma" and the corresponding number "4317"; this pattern is inspired by the "Chinoiserie" style, which is a Western interpretation of Chinese art and design, a combination of Chinese and European elements, featuring intricate designs inspired by traditional Chinese porcelain but with a European stylistic twist. This brand has often been mistakenly attributed to Wedgwood, but our plates have unmistakable features that firmly link them to the firm Ridgway & Abington, Church Works, which produced them at Hanley in Staffordshire between 1835 and 1860. We enclose a model description taken from an accurate list of model numbers from No. 18 to No. 9706 in the volume "Ridgway Model Book." "4317 dessert Dessert plate. Earthenware. "Noma" print in flow mulberry, filled iron-red, rose, opaque orange, yellow-green, blue-green. Gilt highlights, edge line, tracing on feathering. " "Church Works" refers to where the plates were produced, and it is common for some companies to include the name or location in their branding. The Ridgway Firm was founded by brothers George and Job Ridgway in 1792. The factory focused on the production of porcelain, pottery, and luxury goods, soon becoming one of the most important pottery manufacturers in England. Ridgway & Abington operated under this name between 1835 and July 1860, when Edward James Ridgway was in partnership with Leonard James Abington; they produced jugs with relief decorations and plates with colorful designs; after this partnership, Ridgway continued production, under different names and brands, until the 1960s. The plates are in excellent condition. Measurements diameter cm.27, height cm.3.For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (custom-made wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the items.

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19th century (1800-1899)
Place of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm):
3H x 27DI
Dimensions (inch):
1,18H x 10,63DI
Creator / Artist:
J. Ridgway & Co.
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The plates are in excellent condition.
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