Re: Help ID Mark
Posted by Andrew J Pye on August 5, 2011, 4:43 pm, in reply to "Re: Help ID Mark"
Looking at the backstamp, it is easy to become obsessed with who was this JP, but Anglesey provided a clue and my belief is that it is not JP, but a badly printed JR for John Ridgway, active in his own name from 1830 to 1841. 99% certain this is Anglesey pattern by John Ridgway.
May I make a suggestion as you are in danger of overwhelming the Board with requests and you are duplicating requests etc. It is making it very difficult to keep track. The people who respond to this Board generally do so in their "spare time" and you actually have access to many of the most knowledgeable people in this field, but this is not an appraisal or business Board, where you pay and the respondents are remunerated, it works simply on a shared love for transferware.
Also research may take time (in "spare time") so you may not get a response immediately, so be patient and do not post the same pattern again.
My suggestion would be that you post one pattern/item at a time, with good large images of front and back and include any size, colour etc information that might be helpful and then let each posting be picked off one at a time. Don't do multi-pattern postings.
We can all keep track then and respond to those items, to which we we can offer a contribution.
I offer these thoughts not as criticism, but as a constructive suggestion on how you could ensure the Board works better for you and how we can all share in learning about your collection. The final positive you can add is to share large images and associated information for patterns that can be added to the database.