Miniature dinner plate
William Ridgway, Son & Co.
Three miniature circular dinner plates with moulded lace outer border and transfer printed in underglaze blue with 'Humphrey's Clock' pattern. In the foreground a young man, watched by a lady standing in front of buildings, points to a bucking horse on the right. Powder blue border. Manufactured by William Ridgway, Son & Co., of Hanley, Staffordshire, between 1834 and 1848.
Miss Doreen Hunt collection (No.126). A gift to the National Trust from Miss Doreen Hunt, Bourne, Lincolnshire in May 1991.
Marks and inscriptions
HUMPHREY'S CLOCK WRS and CO (below an ornamental clock, printed in blue on base)
Makers and roles
William Ridgway, Son & Co., potters