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Ridgeway China?

A decorative china plate.Does anyone know what this china is worth? I can't seem to find any info about it's value online please help!

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The manufacturer's marking on the bottom of a china plate.
 

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July 18, 20211 found this helpful
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You will need to compare it apples to apples with your color, not the others in the line. Your pattern is called
Windsor Green Multicolor by Ridgway and it is described by Replacements.com as Green Multicolor Floral & Birds, Scallop

Retail values for each piece can be found on Replacements.com. Here is a link: www.replacements.com/.../83987

You can expect to fetch 1/8 to 1/4 of what they retail for on that site if you sell them on your own. Replacements has a very high (to me) mark up on retail in the resale world.

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You can use their retail and try to start that high, but in most cases if you sell them on your own, you will fetch much less.

If you are not expereinced in selling china, it is a complicated process--if you have a local Facebook marketplace group you can try to offer the set as a whole, but the money is made selling them by the piece on eBay or Etsy, but it can forever to sell off a whole set.

Most people don't want whole sets, they just want to replace a piece they broke, or maybe they have new family members and they want an extra place setting--which is why it is easiest to sell by piece.

They are very fragile, so if you do sell online, each piece needs to be wrapped in bubble wrap, then double boxed, so the piece does not touch within 2 inches of the edge of each box. Then use packing peanuts of pool noodles between each box layer.

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Be sure to wrap and weigh first so you don't lose money on shipping.

Post back how your sale goes!

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The original Ridgeway china made from 1744/1792 until 1940 is still considered to be in the high upper value range but china made after 1940 is considered in the lower value market as that is when Ridgeway merged with another company and then became part of Royal Doulton in the 1960s.
Your pattern: Windsor Green Multicolor by Ridgway is said to be from the 1970's and seems to be available online for very low prices.

I did find a few different sold pieces in this color but all seem to be in the same price range as similar pieces so I believe you could make some value judgement price on any sold piece which is interesting as this is not always the case. I think this pattern is appealing as a mix & match color which may make it more appealing to anyone with any color in this pattern.

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You do not say what pieces you have available so you may have to check each piece to see if any color has sold or just go with PGHgirl's suggestion on value from Replacement's prices.

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I did mean to add that it's possible your set would be considered 'seconds' as this is usually the case when the pattern (or any flaw) is detected.
If all pieces are like this it could lower the value but perhaps this is the only piece with this 'flaw'.

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As a region, Staffordshire became the hub for many English porcelain makers and manufactories because of its close proximity to the source of Devonshire clay, a prime ingredient in the formula for most types of English porcelain.

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Ridgway began production in 1792. The Ridgway brothers produced a hard earthenware line of table wares. The Ridgway family was one of the important dynasties manufacturing Staffordshire pottery, with a large number of family members and business names, over a period from the 1790s to the late 20th century.
en.wikipedia.org/.../Ridgway_Potteries antique-marks.com/staffordshire-porcelain.html

The backstamp on your plate says Windsor. This stamp was used by Ridgway Potteries Ltd. In 1954 Ridgway & Adderley Ltd merged with Booths & Colclough's Ltd and from 1st January 1955 was known as Ridgway, Adderley, Booths & Colcloughs Ltd. From 28th February 1955 the shorter name Ridgway Potteries Ltd was adopted. As part of the restructure, in addition to "acquiring" Booths & Colclough Ltd, Ridgway Potteries Ltd became the holding company for the associate businesses of Adderleys Ltd. The ware produced at the eight factories owned by the company:

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Ridgway (Bedford Works) Ltd - Shelton
Adderleys Ltd at the Gainsborough Works - Longton
Booths at the Church Bank Pottery - Tunstall
Colcloughs at Regent Works - Longton
North Staffordshire Pottery - Shelton
Portland Pottery at the Regal Works - Cobridge
Globe pottery Ltd - Shelton
Adderley Floral China - Longton
In 1964 the Lawley Group acquired Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co. Ltd and Thomas C. Wild & Sons Ltd, the expanded Lawley Group adopted the name Allied English Potteries until the merger with Royal Doulton in 1972. Ridgway continued to produce with marks under its own name until at least 1978.
www.thepotteries.org/.../854a.htm

Ridgway "Windsor" pattern was version of the popular Asiatic Pheasants transferware pattern. Ridgway produce complete tea and dinner ware in the Windsor pattern. Usually produced in a green mono-chrome although blue, brown, pink and black transfer patterns were produced. Occasionally the pattern was hand painted.
This pattern was likely produced from the 1950s and continued all through the merger into the Lawley Group and the ultimate take over by Royal Doulton - who produced china ware with the name "Ridgways Windsor" until at least 1982.

During the 1960s the month / year of manufacture was introduced and printed either side of the backstamp. Exactly this you can see in the backstamp of your bowl: "2" and "72" (see attached screenshot). The 2 is the month - February, the 72 is the year - 1972.
So, your bowl is made in February 1972. www.thepotteries.org/.../854a.htm

Your bowl pattern is similar to pattern named at replacements.com as Windsor Green Multicolor by Ridgway, description: Green Multicolor Floral & Birds, Scallop www.replacements.com/.../83987, but if you look closely, you will notice that the pattern in the center is different from the pattern on your plate. Here it is easier to see the pattern, like on your plate www.debutdeserie.com/.../1-petite-coupelle-modele-windsor.... The Windsor Green Multicolor pattern immediately catches the eye with two birds in the central pattern www.replacements.com/.../72404731 and on all pieces www.replacements.com/.../38210361 and all other colors www.replacements.com/search?query=ridgway+china+windsor
In any case, you have Windsor by Ridgway, Green Multicolor Floral & Bird.

You have not written what pieces you have. On your photo there is most likely a pudding bowl. I found a similar bowl with the same pattern (1969), the price is $17.99 www.ebay.com/.../284387565558
If you have other pieces, then the price of a saucer (1971) is about $6 www.ebay.com/.../133763281968,
a cup and a saucer (1974) is on sale for
7.5 Euro www.lavitrinedecaroline.nl/.../
You can see the price for the other pieces here (search similar pattern): www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675...

 
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This ebay page of sold items shows it is inexpensive www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_nkw=ridgeway+china&_sacat...

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July 18, 20210 found this helpful

I did a Google search and found several listings on Ebay including this one for one 5 7/8 " saucer for $10.99 :

www.ebay.com/.../141926088816?hash=item210b744070...

Just do a search on Google for "Ridgway China in Windsor pattern". It appears several colors and patterns were/are made.
Ebay has listings for other pieces in your pattern and color as follows: a single dinner plate for $50.00, a Teapot for $83.00, a creamer for $29.00...not inexpensive in MY opinion.

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