Ridgway "Deak" Blue & White Serving Platter

A medium-sized, 39cm or 15 inch, Victorian, oval serving platter from the Ridgway Pottery in Staffordshire. Second-hand.

What's for sale?

This is a medium-sized, 39cm or 15 inch, Victorian, oval serving platter from the Ridgway Pottery of Staffordshire. It was made around 1880.

It is decorated with a blue and white transfer pattern known as "Deak", from a time inspired by the popular Delft patterns from the Netherlands.

Large platters are a great way to present food and Christmas dinner is the perfect excuse. Old china tableware can continue to be used, but don't put them in a dishwasher or leave them in hot water. Just wash by hand with warm water and washing-up liquid.

Who made it and when?

This was made by the Ridgway Pottery of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. The maker's longbow trade mark underneath dates it between 1880 and 1890.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In fair to good condition
  • The top, patterned side is clean and bright
  • There are shallow scratches from utensils, but the glaze is good
  • The main transfer pattern is off-centre by 5mm
  • There is a glaze fault from firing on the underside, near the maker's mark
  • The underside of the rim is worn at one end
  • At the other end, on the underside edge, are two small nicks under the glaze

What are the measurements?

  • 39cm long (15.25 inches)
  • 30cm wide (just under 12 inches)
  • 1417 grams

If you have questions or would like more detailed pictures, just send us an email to help@3bearscottage.co.uk.

Maker
Ridgeway Pottery
Material
ceramic
Period
19th century (1800-1899)
Origin
Britain
Stock ID:
1265
1 in stock
£19.00

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