Pearlware teabowl & saucer, classical scenes, poss. Ferrybridge, c. 1810
Pearlware teabowl & saucer, printed in black with classical scenes within bands of classical motifs.
Unmarked, possibly Ferrybridge ‘Wedgwood’, c. 1810
This slightly primitive take on Wedgwood’s classical products are attributed to the influence of Ralph Wedgwood, cousin of Josiah Wedgwood, who went north to work at Ferrybridge Pottery in West Yorkshire. He had been running the Hill Works, Burslem, from about 1785, and came up to Yorkshire in 1796, but left Ferrybridge in 1801. However, there is evidence that the potters at Ferrybridge continued to make similar pieces after Ralph left. They were delighted to use a ‘WEDGWOOD’ mark for their wares….