William Ridgway, Son & Co.
Miniature oval tureen with domed cover and moulded lace handle, shell side handles and transfer printed in underglaze blue with 'Humphrey's Clock' pattern. Figure walking in a rural landscape, another seated on a garden bench. Powder blue border. Manufactured by William Ridgway, Son & Co., of Hanley, Staffordshire, circa 1891.
Miss Doreen Hunt collection (No.166). A gift to the National Trust from Miss Doreen Hunt, Bourne, Lincolnshire in May 1991.
Marks and inscriptions
RIDGEWAYS HUMPHREY'S CLOCK WRS and CO ENGLAND SCENE FROM CHARLES DICKEN'S.... (below an ornamental clock, printed in blue on base)
Makers and roles
William Ridgway, Son & Co., potters