13 3/4" X 11 1/2"
Pristine/Extremely Fine Condition
(No chips, cracks, hairlines or
Ridge dinnerware was made by Southern Potteries, Inc
of Erwin, Tennessee from 1917 until 1957. Starting
out as Clinchfield Pottery, it changed its name to
Southern Potteries on April 8, 1920.
Decal decorated hotel pieces and semivitreous
dinnerware were its early specialties. (Advertising on plates,
bowls and ashtrays are primarily sought after by collectors from
that period). Later it branched out to underglazed
Ridge dinnerware line was first introduced in 1930. By the
early 1950's more than 4,100 patterns had been produced. In 1942 a
line of china was added.
The most desirable decorations are people, animals,
holiday themes, indoor themes, and outdoor structures. One of the
most collectible and costly of the patterns is the
French Peasant. It is very similar to Quimper with
depictions of a peasant with his staff. There are also patterns of
floral, roosters, plaids, and textured designs. Most of the buying
and selling is centered around the many floral patterns. Some
collectors like to match patterns, while others like to mix them