Ridgway - New Oval teaset 


The  "new oval" teaset would have had a teapot, teapot stand, slop bowl, sugar box or sucrier, creamer, bread and butter plates,  bute shaped tea cups and possibly also coffee cans, and saucers.   Examples of teapots in this group are illustrated in plates 1291 to 1296 in Miller and Berthoud (1985).  The Ridgway new oval pieces have pattern numbers over 300. These compare to very low pattern numbers under 100 for similar Hicks and Meigh pieces . 


A  new oval teapot  in white body with good glaze. Decorated with hand painted black and gray design. Pattern 455 painted in gray (1.5mm high) on base. Short spout with flat top and large base. Knob on lid 38.6 mm long. Large dome shaped strainer (38mm wide, 49 mm long, holes 3.2mm) with no holes near its edges.(aj301 Base length 123mm, width 93mm.)
A  new oval teapot  in creamy body and finely crazed glaze. Decorated with hand painted Imari design. Pattern 334 painted in red (5mm high) on base. Short spout with flat top and large base. Knob on lid 37.8 mm long. Large dome shaped strainer (37mm wide, 47mm long, holes 3.2mm) with holes near at edges.(aj666 Base length 122mm, width 92 mm.)

Oval teapot stand/bread and butter plate

New oval sugar box or sucrier  with creamy body and finely crazed glaze. Knob on lid 39.2mm long. Marked pattern number 334 in red on base (see inset). (aj168 Base length 98mm, width 70mm)

Slop bowl with footrim rounded on outside edge. Hand painted in typical Ridgway version of "Yellow Shell". Pattern 418 and painters mark K painted in dark gray on base. (aj663 width of base 88mm)

New oval creamer with  handle with small thumbrest. Fine  bone china body with finely crazed glaze. Marked on base with gray painted pattern number 418 P. (aj534 base length 73mm)
New oval creamer with  handle with upwards pointing thumbrest. Creamy bone china body with finely crazed glaze. Marked on base with painted pattern number 320 in red (3.5mm high). (aj645 base length 72mm)

Bute cup with "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. Fine potting in creamy body with slight flare at lip, glaze finely crazed.  Foot recess shallow with curved edges. Came with "new oval" sucrier marked 334 (see above). (see p250 in Emmerson, 1992)  (aj167, h54.8, w84.8, b39.1 handle: h15.5, v30.6, 18.3, k30.1, w7.2, 5.6, t4.4)  
Bute cup with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. Very fine potting in fine, translucent white body. Shallow foot recess with vertical sides. Same patt. 455 as teapot above. (aj047, h54.6, w85.4, b35.1 handle: h16.6, v31.1, 18, k30.1, w7.5, 5.8, t4.5)

Coffee can with a Ridgway-style "loop" handle with two gentle kicks along the lower edge. Creamy crazed body. Shallow foot recess.  Possibly Ridgway (aj570, h60.2, w66.1, b53.7 (62.7)  handle: h16.5 (21.9), v30.4, 17.6, k29.7, w7, 5.3, t4.5)

Large teabowl with rather solid potting and poor translucency, creamy body with finely crazed glaze. Vertical sides to footrim with 4mm foot recess with bevelled sides. The "Yellow Shell" pattern is similar to other pieces with pattern 418 and the grey P on base is also seen on other cups and creamers. Possibly Ridgway. (aj543, h51.3, w88.4, b40.9 (47.6))

References:

Miller, P and Berthoud, M (1985) "An Anthology of British Teapots" Micawber Publications

 

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