This gorgeous platter is 17" long and 13" wide. It was part of a John & William Ridgway dinner service. They were potters in Staffordshire from about 1814 to 1830. This platter dates about 1830.
The pattern is Ridgway's #993. It is marked with that pattern number, and "IRONSTONE CHINA", one of Ridgway's "anonymous" marks mentioned by Geoffrey Godden in his book "Godden's Guide to Ironstone", and identified by K. Church.
Although the platter is in lovely display condition, it does have a stable crack which shows up on the back, but is barely discernible from the front. The last 2 photos show close-ups of the crack.
We have several pieces available here of matching dessert pieces which are also marked with the pattern number 993.
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Antique Ridgway Ironstone Platter, English Imari, Early 19th C