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Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916 / Anglo-American pottery; old English china with American views, a manual for collectors
(1899)

John and William Ridgway,   pp. [51]-66


Page [51]

JOF1IN AND WILLIAM RIDGWAY.
N IMPORTANT POTTERY was established
about 1794 at Hanley, Staffordshire, Eng-
land, by Job Ridgway.   His two sons,
John and William, were admitted to part-
nership in the business early in the pres-
ent century, under the style of Ridgway &
Sons, and at the death of the father, in
1814, the firm became J. & W. Ridgway.
About the same time the brothers became
interested in another manufactory, at
Shelton. Job Ridgway, in 1802, had built
a portion of the present establishment,
known as the Cauldon Place Works, now operated by Messrs. T.
C. Brown-Westhead, Moore & Co. Here the Ridgways made ware
for the home and United States markets. They issued a series
of dark-blue designs on the various pieces of table services,
which they called "Beauties of America." So far as we know
the Ridgway brothers conjointly produced no other ceramic
views relating to America.
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