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Dinner plate: C.8-1990

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Factory: John Ridgway & Co.




Soft-paste porcelain dinner plate, decorated with a medallion containing the arms of Ricardo impaling Duff, a motto, and flowers in polychrome enamels and gilt.

Soft-paste porcelain dinner plate, painted in blue, red, green, yellow ochre, grey and black enamel colours, and gilt. Circular with shaped edge, wide sloping rim and shallow well, standing on a foot rim. In the centre, a medallion containing the arms of Ricardo impaling Duff with the motto TEN (Tiens) FIRME, surrounded by the words ARMA IOANNIS LUDOVICI (?) RICARDO ET KATARINAE UXORIS EIUS in blue gothic letters between narrow blue and gold bands. On the sides of the well, a dentilated gold band, a wide band between two plain gold and an anthemion like border; round the edge of the rim, an anthemion like gilt border, a plain gold band, a wide red area and a gold foliate border. The reverse is undecorated.


History note: Gabor Cossa (Mrs Joan Eve), Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Purchased from Gabor Cossa (Mrs Joan Eve) with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Shelton ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1990) by Gabor Cossa (Mrs Joan Eve)


19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1841 - 1855

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, red, green, yellow ochre, grey and black) gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Porcelain painted in blue, red, green, yellow ochre, grey and black enamel colours, and gilt

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: with the Royal arms above

  • Text: By Royal Appointment John Ridgway & Co./Cauldon Place/Potters to her Majesty
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in puce
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-1990
Primary reference Number: 40511
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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