Drabware Set Pair of Square Dishes with Footed Cookie Plate England, Circa 1830


This set of three drabware serving pieces was made by Ridgway in England circa 1830. Pressed in a mold, this eye-catching drabware set has a raised neoclassical decoration of acanthus leaves around a central medallion. A wide border of flowers finishes this elegant design. Drabware is unlike other pottery. Each piece has a rich earth-tone color. The rich color of drabware stems from the fact that each piece is created using dark rather than white clay. Transparent glaze over the dark clay produces drabware’s naturally rich, saturated color.

Dimensions of the square dishes: 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ height

Dimensions of footed bowl 10″ x 8.5″ x 3.75 tall

Condition: Excellent

In stock

Background of Drabware

Wedgwood made the first English drabware at the beginning of the 19th century, circa 1800.

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