Presented for sale is a lovely pair of early 19th century English Ridgway china sauce tureens with fixed stands and matching covers. The tureens and covers are hand painted with botanicals and rimmed in gilt. A flower in raised relief is painted in white. An acorn finial with a leafy platform decorates the top of each cover.
Ridgway Potteries Ltd. Was founded around 1744 in Staffordshire England by Ralph Ridgway. They became known as one of the largest and most successful of the 19th century Staffordshire factories.
Each sauce tureen is named on the base and both are in excellent condition. The tureens originally belonged to Ulysses S. Grant and were purchased from an heir. We cannot collaborate this, however, this story was told to us by a reliable source upon acquisition.
Size: 6 ¼" Height by 7" Width.
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