This is a lovely group of early blue transfer ware plates in the University pattern by Ridgway. All are marked as shown. 2 are dinner size at 8 & 3/4 inches and the smaller one is 6 & 3/8 inches. One of the larger plates has some edge wear and a small chip on the rim and some crazing and faint age staining, the other two are free of chips, cracks and repairs. The smaller one has some faint age staining and crazing. Mold marks are present and are under the glaze, which is typical on older transfer ware, as it occurred in the making. This is a harder to find pattern with great detail, that dates to the mid 1800s.