Beautiful 19th Century English Staffordshire Blue and White Plates Set of 8, made by the Ridgway family in the latter 1800's. They were one of the important families manufacturing Staffordshire pottery over a period from the 1790's on.
These blue transfer-ware plates are the Oriental design, which was first introduced in the 1830's and produced for years with varying central motifs and company marks. The central scene of the plates consists of a lake, beautiful floral gardens, palm trees, several figures and gorgeous scenery. The wide border is decorated with cartouches of floral arrangements and architectural scenes. The slightly scalloped edge is decorated with gilt trim. Sold in a set of 8, wonderful condition.