Ridgways






 

Location and period of operation:

Ridgways

Shelton

1879

1920

 (See sources)

Earthenware manufacturer at the Bedford works, Shelton, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

formerly:- Ridgway Sparks & Ridgway  (1873-1879) 
continued as:- Ridgways (Bedford Works) Ltd 
(1920-1952) 

 

 


Ridgways
Bedford Works, Stoke-on-Trent

 The Pottery Gazette, American and Canadian Edition, January 1st 1880


 

 

 

Ridgways Tureen
Ridgways Tureen

 

Marks used on ware for identification:

This was the first Ridgway factory to use "Ridgways" (in the plural) prior to this company the identification were initials or "Ridgway". 

Only this Ridgway factory used the trade names:-  "Royal Semi-Porcelain" / "Royal Vitrified" / "Vitrified"


The bow and quiver trade mark was first registered in 1880
> without any place mark c.1880-1885
> with "Stoke-on-Trent" c.1885-1890
> with "England" c.1891+
> With "England" "Royal Semi-Porcelain" c.1912+


c.1880-1885



c.1885-1890
this pattern registration number 73316 was registered 1887



c.1891 +


c.1891 +


c.1891 +


 


c.1905 +

"Rhodesia" is the pattern name


c.1905 +

"The Geneva" is the pattern name

 

  


 

18 Dec 2008