Large Wash Bowl/Picher Ridgway Bow & Arrow Pottery mark query

by Donna Holler
(Tonawanda NY)

Large Wash Bowl/Picher Ridgway  Bow & Arrow Pottery  mark query

Large Wash Bowl/Picher Ridgway Bow & Arrow Pottery mark query

Large Wash Bowl/Picher Ridgway Bow & Arrow Pottery mark query:- My Grandmother gave me a large pitcher and bowl about 40yrs. ago. The pattern is in red with birds and possible cherry blossoms. The bowl is somewhat rectangular shaped. On the bottom its marked in red Autumn also a paintbrush looking arrow with a bow and the word RIDGWAY in the arrow thing, There is also another letter that follows the y in ridgway. Any idea what this is?


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We normally don't publish submissions without any photos. This is because this site is a very visual record of of fine china. Let's face it your pitcher and wash bowl from your Gran is beautiful because of the way it looks - a pretty piece of English Victorian history.

We don't want to see just words, we want to see pretty pictures (we love the story of your items too - as much as you can give). Some folks just write in and say "Estate Sale". Those get deleted too.

This site is a mutual help thing - you ask questions and supply nice photos, we help you in return.

So that's why, no photos, no publish. Please everyone, get word around about this because we have to delete many submission every day, because we do state loud and clear in the submission instructions that we won't publish or reply without photos.

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Bow and Arrow mark from Ridgway.
by: Peter (Admin)

Hi Donna,

We made an exception in your case because we haven't had this interesting Ridgway mark before and we wanted to show it, so dug out one of our own photos and uploaded it on your behalf.

This mark was one of the first ever registered in 1880 by Ridgway. They were such a giant company that their marks cover many pages of Goddens encyclopaedia - but this is the first one shown.

There are many variation, so without photos we can't help you date your item.

The letter after the 'y' is 's'. Sometimes they mark as Ridgway and other times Ridgways.

Hope this helps.

Peter (Admin)

ridgway bow mark from Donna Posted
by: elliotte

I came across a wash pitcher and potty bowl with a floral design. With this first Marking IF you would need any pictures for your library I would be happy to post them to you. If not thanks for your site so I could identify and date the markings on these items...Elliotte


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Yes please, send us photos
by: Peter (admin)

Hi Elliote

I emailed you to ask for the photos.


Peter (admin)

RidgewayS Royall semi porcelain
by: Betty

Hello Was searching for details re this Pottery Mark as I have a tea set that was a wedding present for my grandparents in 1911 which has this same mark. I will take a photo and post it as I would be interested in any further information Thank you. Betty

Ridgway Bow & Arrow Mark
by: Laura

I have a plate that I inherited from my grandmother with this mark. I didn't find any follow up after Elliott's comment on this subject other than it was Ridgways very 1st mark. Where can we get more information on this mark and it's history. I would be happy to send a picture of my plate if you would like.
Thank You,
Laura Kress
Whitefish, Montana

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