A Time Remembered

Circa: 1950
Condition: New
Manufacturer: Queen Anne/Ridgway Potteries Ltd./Made in England
This lovely bone china cup and saucer with red and yellow roses was made by Ridgway Potteries Ltd. and is marked: Bone China / Queen Anne / C178 / Made in England / A Product of Ridgway Potteries Ltd. / Patt No 8519.
Never used it still has the paper label inside the cup from the Village Gift Shop, Greenlawn, N.Y.
You can trace the Ridgway family name back to the very earliest days of the Staffordshire potteries, along with Adams and Wedgwood.
In the 1800's William and John took over the Cauldon Works, founded by their father Job Ridgway in 1802. John, taking the Cauldon works while William went his own way with the Bell works inherited from uncle George. John Ridgway, was appointed Potter to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, earning a high commendation at the 1851 Exhibition.
However, all these accolades were not enough, and by the 1940's The Ridgway Pottery was preparing to merger with the Booths & Colclough China Company.
Royal Doulton acquired the two firms in the 1960's. Some of the brands associated with the Ridgway Pottery / Colclough / Booths are Royal Vale, Royal Stanley, Royal Cauldon, Royal Adderley (floral and Figurine China factory), Royal Semi Porcelain and Portland (tea and dinner ware).
In very good + condition without chips, cracks or fleabites the cup measures 3 inches high, 3 3/8 inches across the rim and 1 3/4 inches across the base while the saucer measures 5 1/2 inches in diameter.
An addition to any Queen Anne Bone China Cup and Saucer Collection.
SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. Feel free to contact me with any questions and thank you for looking.

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