This is a highly decorative English Plate made of Imperial Stone China (ironstone), and manufactured by John Ridgway, dating to the William IV period of the 19th century, circa 1835.
This plate has been carefully hand painted in bold colorful enamels with a striking chinoiserie pattern, Number 5058, to the central well and separate borders to the cavetto. The pattern also has richly hand gilded highlights.
John Ridgway operated at his father’s celebrated Cauldon Place works, Shelton, Hanley, England, between 1830-1856, producing some fine porcelain and stone China of excellent quality. His stone china earthenware's and ironstone wares are discussed on page 305 to 309 of Godden's Guide to Ironstone, Stone and Granite Wares written by Geoffrey Godden for the Antique Collectors Club, with a similar plate illustrated on page 307. The printed mark to the base on this plate is also illustrated on a piece on page 306.
This piece is fully marked to the base with an "Imperial Stone China" printed mark incorporating J R in the central lower ribbon and carrying the pattern number: 5058, hand written above the printed mark.
We date this piece to the William IV period of the earlier part of the 19th century, circa 1835.
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SKU: P 446a
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