Ridgway hand painted and gilded trio. Item 3979.
The colours on this Ridgway hand painted and gilded trio are still vibrant after some 160 years. They have used their pattern 5/1730 on “Foliage” shaped cups, featuring moulded acanthus leaves and a divided handle. The only mark is the pattern number 5/1730, but the shape conforms to plate 1225 of Berthoud’s “Compendium of British Cups” and plate 144 of Godden’s “Ridgway Porcelains” 1985. There is some slight wear to the gilding towards the centre of the saucer.