Wedgwood & Co (Ralph Wedgwood, Ferrybridge) plate with classical print, c.1800

$480.00 AUD

Wedgwood & Co (Ralph Wedgwood, Ferrybridge), plate with classical print in brown, the border with foliage partly coloured.

Unmarked, c.1800

Condition: small flat restored chip to back of one point, some wear to glaze, signs of age


Examples of this pottery type and print are known marked ‘Wedgwood & Co’.
The name ‘Wedgwood & Co’ was used for a partnership between Tomlinson & Co of the Ferrybridge Pottery (in West Yorkshire) and Ralph Wedgwood, cousin of Josiah Wedgwood. He had been running the Hill Works, Burslem, from about 1785, and came up to Yorkshire in 1796, and left left Ferrybridge in 1801. However, there is evidence that the potters at Ferrybridge continued to use the mark ‘Wedgwood & Co’ after Ralph had left, as shown when Ralph was in trouble with Josiah Wedgwood in 1806 because of this marking ‘problem’.




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