The Ridgway family was one of the important dynasties manufacturing Staffordshire pottery, with a large number of family members and business names, over a period from the 1790s to the late 20th century. In their heyday in the mid-19th century there were several different potteries run by different branches of the family.
Ridgway & Morley (William Ridgway and Francis Morley) was in existence from 1842-1845; prior to this it was the Ridgway, Morley, Wear & Co. from 1835-1845; and after Francis Morley from 1845-1858. This wonderful blue transfer-ware plate features the ruins of the Pantheon structure with other architecture and mountains in the background. The wide border is composed of an overall delicate floral design. The plate measures 9 1/4" across and is impressed with a faint makers mark and blue Pantheon stamp "Opaque China - R & M". There are no chips or repairs; a "T" shaped crack on the back is slightly evident on the front (see photos). Priced accordingly.
Ridgway & Morley BLue Transferware "Pantheon" Plate
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