This attractive cream jug in a Chinoiserie pattern features peonies and prunus blossoms. It was made c 1815-25 by John & William Ridgway, of Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire. According to Geoffrey Godden, they "produced exceedingly fine quality "Stone China" often using the more expensive porcelain shapes" (as here). Although it is difficult to read the pattern number, it is pattern 1193. Pattern 1193 is illustrated in the great Transferware Collectors Club database. This pattern blends very well with Ridgways' "Japan Flowers" pattern.
The gadrooned creamer has 6 sharply molded feet. It is about 7-1/2" long and 4-3/4" high. It is in excellent condition. There are no chips, no cracks, no crazing, no discoloration, and no repairs. The creamer rings when tapped. There is slight wear to the lustre on the rim, but no wear to the gilding on the handle.
This shape, with six molded feet and gadrooned edges, can been seen on pages 310 and 311 of "Godden's Guide to Ironstone Stone & Granite Wares".
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