DESCRIPTION: This set was skillfully designed with the elegant gold on the high white porcelain. The overall quality of the design is quite professional and stylish. The gold trim on the rims, top & bottom, and the handles is very shiny and accents the simple handle. CONDITION: While this set is classified as used, its condition is superb.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings, scratches, or hairlines. Overall, the trim is glossy and appears as applied. DIMENSIONS: The demitasse cups have a diameter of 2 1/8" and have a height of 2 1/4". The saucer's diameter is 4 3/4" with a height of 5/8".
HISTORY/MARKS: Job Ridgway, after establishing a firm to manufacture pottery in 1774, built a factory at Cauldon Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, England in 1802. In 1808, John and William, Job's sons, joined their father as Ridgway and Sons. This became J & W Ridgway when Job died and later John Ridgway & Co. John Ridgway became Potter to Queen Victoria hence the claim later used in 1930 to be named Royal Cauldon!
The firm used a number of names including John Ridgway Bates & Co. The initials for these various firms formed the backstamps.In 1891 a crown became part of the backstamp. In 1905 Brown-Westhead, Moore & Co. With the name changing to Cauldon Potteries Ltd. In 1920 after the firm went through receivership. Godden's Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks as mark #825.
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