Monday, August 8, 2011

From one of my strolls thru a flea market, I found this beautiful gilded floral gold and white dessert plate.  The shape and markings are just gorgeous.....and it has found a new home on my dining room buffet. 
With a little research on the internet, I was able to determine that it was made by an earthenware manufacturer at the Bedford works, Shelton, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, in England.  Formerly - Ridgway Sparks & Ridgway  (1873-1879), which continued as Ridgways (Bedford Works) Ltd  (1920-1952).

The bow and quiver trade mark was first registered in 1880
> without any place mark c.1880-1885
> with "Stoke-on-Trent" c.1885-1890
> with "England" c.1891+
> With "England" "Royal Semi-Porcelain" c.1912+

Aren't the lines beautiful?

And the gilded scroll work....

Such detail and I just love the bows.....

Can't wait the use it at our next holiday dinner......

Fit for a queen.....

Scalloped for elegance.....

I think I can see some canoli's on this little pretty......what do you think?
I'm sure that I can taste them too??........yum.................!!!

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Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your CottageMonday at The House in the Roses
A Return To Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Twice Owned Tuesday at Creating a House of Grace
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Simple Pleasures at A Collection Of This And That
Vintage Thingie Thursday at the Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home


  1. I would list a new dish at Simple Pleasures, too, for I love dishes so much. Just the sight of a beautiful dish makes me happy. I'm so happy for you that you came across this beauty!

  2. How lucky you were. You found yourself a real vintage treasure.

  3. Oh my dear, you had me at Cannolis! But almost anything would look gorgeous on this beautiful old platter. What a lovely find, and it will "go" with any other china!
    Lucky treasure!

  4. Lovely platter, I was thinking yummy homemade cookies, tarts, brownies and squares would look fantastic on that platter.

  5. What a lovely find for you. I love the graceful scalloped/rippled edging.

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  6. It is a real treasure! Isn't it best when you stumble upon a real gem and get it just because you love it? Well done you! I'm following the treasure finder!

  7. This is beautiful! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!