Bluenose plate by Wedgwood of Etruria $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Bluenose plate by Wedgwood of Etruria. Large plate featuring an image of the Bluenose and has the history of this famous Canadian ship on the back. 10 1/2" in diameter it is engraved by the Wedgwood Studios and designed and drawn by Rowly Murphy.
Wedgwood of Etruria Return of Halleys Comet in 1986 $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood of Etruria Return of Halleys Comet in 1986. Large 10" diameter plate celebrates the return of Halley’s Comet in 1986. Great graphics with Dr. Edmund Halley in the middle and various depictions of visions in the past of this famous comet. A legend on the back explains their significance.
Wedgwood of Etruria View of Chapel 1930 plate $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood of Etruria View of Chapel 1930 plate. This is one of 12 different scenes of buildings at Duke University. Issued in 1937 for Duke’s Centennial celebration. About 10 1/2" in diameter this has a beautifully embossed rim.
Wedgwood Â’Wild StrawberryÂ’ beaker or small vase $15
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood Â’Wild StrawberryÂ’ beaker or small vase.Delightful little container for whatever purpose you wish to put it to. A narrow bottom tapers to a wide mouth and lovely Wild Strawberry decoration covers the side. Very nice Wedgwood piece.
1981 Wedgwood Christmas collector plate featuring an image of Trafalgar Square by Alan Price $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1981 Wedgwood Christmas collector plate featuring an image of Trafalgar Square by Alan Price. This is a lovely Christmas plate by Wedgwood of Etruria and Barlaston. About 8 1/2" in diameter.
Wedgwood 1976 Montreal Olympics collector plate $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood 1976 Montreal Olympics collector plate. Large plate commemorating the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Made by Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston this comes in an Aynsley china box. it has an elegant molded rim with various Olympic event scenes around the rim and the Montreal skyline in the center. About 10 1/2" in diameter.
Wedgwood of Etruria, 2 embossed Queensware plates $20
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood of Etruria, 2 embossed Queensware plates. Marked Â’Wedgwood of Etruria and BarlastonÂ’ these are designated as embossed QueenÂ’s ware. The mark identifies these as being created since 1940. Unlike the Jasperware these have a shiny finish. The larger is about 6 3/4" in diameter and the smaller about 6 1/4".
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WEDGWOOD

Josiah Wedgwood 1730-1795,
(born Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent) was an English potter, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery. He was a member of the Darwin — Wedgwood family, most famously including his grandson, Charles Darwin.

Born the thirteenth and youngest child of Thomas Wedgwood and Mary Wedgwood (née Stringer; d. 1766), Josiah was raised within a family of English Dissenters. He survived a childhood bout of smallpox to serve as an apprentice potter under his eldest brother Thomas Wedgwood IV. Smallpox left Josiah with a permanently weakened knee, which made him unable to work the foot pedal of a potter's wheel. As a result, he concentrated from an early age on designing pottery rather than making it.

In his early twenties, Wedgwood began working with the most renowned English pottery-maker of his day, Thomas Whieldon. There he began experimenting with a wide variety of pottery techniques, an experimentation that coincided with the burgeoning early industrial city of Manchester, which was nearby. Inspired, Wedgwood leased the Ivy Works in his home town of Burslem and set to work. Over the course of the next decade, his experimentation (and a considerable injection of capital from his marriage to a richly endowed distant cousin, Sarah Wedgwood) transformed the sleepy artisan works into the first true pottery factory.

Wedgwood's work was of very high quality (when visiting his workshop, if he saw an offending vessel that failed to meet with his standards, he would smash it with his stick, exclaiming, "This will not do for Josiah Wedgwood!"). Wedgwood was also keenly interested in the scientific advances of his day and it was this interest that underpinned his adoption of its approach and methods to revolutionize the quality of his pottery. His unique glazes began to distinguish Josiah's wares from anything else on the market.

By 1763 he was receiving orders from the highest levels of the British nobility, including Queen Charlotte. Wedgwood convinced her to let him name the line of pottery she purchased "Queen's Ware", and trumpeted the royal association in his paperwork and stationery. In 1774 the Empress Catherine of Russia ordered the Green Frog Service from Wedgwood; it can still be seen in the Hermitage Museum. An even earlier commission from Catherine was the Husk Service (1770), now on exhibit in Peterhof. As a burgeoning industrialist, Wedgwood was a major backer of the Trent and Mersey Canal dug between the River Trent and River Mersey, during which time he became friends with Erasmus Darwin.
 
Later that decade, his burgeoning business caused him to move from the smaller Ivy Works to the newly-built Etruria Works, which would run for 180 years. The factory was so-named after the Etruria district of Italy, where black porcelain dating to Etruscan times was being excavated. Wedgwood found this porcelain inspiring, and his first major commercial success was its duplication with what he called "Black Basalt". Not long after the new works opened, continuing trouble with his smallpox-afflicted knee made necessary the amputation of his right leg.

In 1780, his long-time business partner Thomas Bentley died, and Wedgwood turned to Darwin for help in running the business. As a result of the close association that grew up between the Wedgwood and Darwin families, Josiah's eldest daughter would later marry Erasmus' son. One of the children of that marriage, Charles Darwin, would also marry a Wedgwood — Emma, Josiah's granddaughter. Essentially, this double-barreled inheritance of Josiah's money permitted Charles Darwin the life of leisure that allowed him the time to formulate his theory of evolution.

In the latter part of his life, Wedgwood's obsession was to duplicate the Portland Vase, a blue and white glass vase dating to the first century CE. For three years he worked on the project, eventually producing what he considered a satisfactory copy in 1789. After passing on his company to his sons, Wedgwood died at home, probably of cancer of the jaw, in 1795. He was buried three days later in the parish church of Stoke-on-Trent. Seven years later a marble memorial tablet commissioned by his sons was installed there.

He belonged to the fourth generation of a family of potters whose traditional occupation continued through another five generations. Wedgwood's company is still a famous name in pottery today (as part of Waterford Wedgwood; see Waterford Crystal), and "Wedgwood China" is the commonly used term for his Jasperware, the blue (or sometimes green) china with overlaid white decoration, still common throughout the world.

He was an active member of the Lunar Society and is remembered on the Moonstones in Birmingham. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1783.

He was also a prominent slavery abolitionist. He mass produced cameos depicting the seal for the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade and had them widely distributed, which thereby became a popular and celebrated image. The actual design of the cameo was probably done by either William Hackwood or Henry Webber who were modellers in his factory.

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Wedgwood & Co (Ltd) Tunstall 1860-1965
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Wedgwood & Co, Unicorn Pottery and Pinnox Works, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, operated by Enoch Wedgwood (a distant relation of Josiah Wedgwood I) and his younger brother Jabez. The firm became a limited company in 1900 and effective control passed out of the hands of the Wedgwood family.

Previously Podmore, Walker and Co
Renamed Enoch Wedgwood (Tunstall) Ltd 1965.

Taken over by Wedgwood Group and renamed Unicorn Pottery 1980.
As well as the famous Josiah Wedgwood several other potters used the name WEDGWOOD (or similar names) on their ware - either because their name was Wedgwood, or because they copied the name and/or ware in order to boost their own sales. In 1848 Francis Wedgwood (son of Josiah Wedgwood II) who was one of the owners of the Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Etruria works took out an injunction against William Smith & Co to prevent them using the Wedgwood mark.   

No true Wedgwood ware used a middle 'E' as 'WEDGEWOOD' or used '& CO.' or an initial 'J'

For more information on Wedgwood visit the following links. 

http://www.wedgwood.com/AboutWedgwood.aspx?MenuIndex=122

 

 

 


 

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1983 Wedgwood QueenÂ’s Ware Mary Vickers signed plate "Our Garden". $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1983 Wedgwood QueenÂ’s Ware Mary Vickers signed plate "Our Garden".This is the third issue in the series "My Memories" by Mary Vickers. #7969D in a series limited to 100 firing days.
Wedgwood Mary Vickers signed plate "Daydream". $15
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood Mary Vickers signed plate "Daydream".This is the first collectorÂ’s edition by Mary Vickers and the third issue in the series "The Blossoming Of Suzanne". #147a in a series limited to 24,000.
1984 Wedgwood QueenÂ’s Ware Mary Vickers signed plate "The Recital" $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1984 Wedgwood QueenÂ’s Ware Mary Vickers signed plate "The Recital".This is the fourth issue in the series "My Memories" by Mary Vickers. #5978B in a series limited to 100 firing days.
Elegant, small, Wedgwood vase with floral decoration around the rim. $9.99
Click Here for Product Details! Elegant, small, Wedgwood vase with floral decoration around the rim. Standing on a pedestal and looking very fragile this vase on a pedestal by Wedgwood is a nice addition to any decor.
Wedgwood 6 sided plate with the Â’SpringtimeÂ’ Pattern $7
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood 6 sided plate with the Â’SpringtimeÂ’ Pattern. Nice bright spring flowers grace this blue trimmed sandwich plate by Wedgwood. Marked "Wedgwood Ivory China"
Ranunculus, Wedgwood of Etruria and Barlaston flowered plate $15
Click Here for Product Details! Ranunculus, Wedgwood of Etruria and Barlaston flowered plate. A bizzarre name for such pretty plate but apparently it refers to the flowers depicted on the front. A nice plate with crimped edges and covered with these flowers.
2 Wedgwood Co "June" dinner plates. $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1800s 2 Wedgwood & Co "June" dinner plates. Nice plates by Wedgwood & Co. from 1860+, these have bright coloured flowers around the rim and 2 in the center. The rim has gold trim around it On the back is the old Wedgwood & Co Ld unicorn with "June" underneath.
Enoch Wedgwood(Tunstall) small plate "English Harvest" $5
Click Here for Product Details! Enoch Wedgwood(Tunstall) small plate "English Harvest" with gold trim and swirl textured rim and a fruit decorated center.A very nice little plate by Enoch Wedgwood(Tunstall). About 6" in diameter.

 

 

 


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.....SOLD.....Wedgwood of Etruria and Barlaston "Peter Rabbit" mug by Beatrix Potter $10
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood of Etruria and Barlaston "Peter Rabbit" mug by Beatrix Potter. Has delightful images of the rabbit family and snippets of the Â’Peter RabbitÂ’ story around the sides.
.....SOLD.....Wedgwood looking green Jasperware plate with Teddy Rooseveldt and bear $15.99
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood looking green Jasperware plate with Teddy Rooseveldt and bear. Nice plate showing a lovely white sculpted rim which extends into the center and a marvellous sculpted image of Theodore Rooseveldt with his hand on a bearÂ’s head.
.....SOLD.....Wedgwood jasperware heart shaped dish $10
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood jasperware heart shaped dish. Lovely little dish or bowl. Pale blue Jasperware from Wedgwood. Features a walking woman with flowing robes (possibly wings) About 3/4" tall by 4 1/4" wide.
.....SOLD.....Wedgwood Jasperware plate commemorating the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing $30
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood Jasperware plate commemorating the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. Shows the Lunar Landing Module and one of the astronauts trying his golf swing. Beautifull! 8 1/4" in diameter.
.....SOLD.....Black Wedgwood Trinket box commemorating King Tut $20
Click Here for Product Details! Black Wedgwood 6 sided Trinket box commemorating the King Tut Exhibit which made itÂ’s first world tour around 1978 -1979. Decorated with a gold Egyptian motif this is black Jasperware which Wedgwood first developed in the late 1700s as black basalt. (see below). I also have a similar black piece which is a square tray. Make an offer for both
.....SOLD.....Black Wedgwood squarish dish or tray commemorating King Tut $15
Click Here for Product Details! Black Wedgwood squarish dish or tray commemorating the King Tut Exhibit which made itÂ’s first world tour around 1978 -1979. Decorated with a gold Egyptian motif. I also have a similar black piece which is a trinket box. Make an offer for both
.....SOLD.....Wedgwood Jasperware small round plate or dish with an odd scene of 2 women feeding a cherub with a big mask $10
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood Jasperware small round plate or dish with an odd scene of 2 women feeding a cherub with a big mask. Different than the normal Jasperware pieces in that the rim is decorated with an embossed design which is blue instead of white. 4 3/8" in diameter.
.....SOLD.....1977 Wedgwood blue jasperware Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee plate $25
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood blue jasperware Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee plate Lovely blue jasperware plate by Wedgwood of England, commemorating the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977.
.....SOLD.....Delicate china shell made by Wedgwood of Etruria and Barlaston $10
Click Here for Product Details! Delicate china shell made by Wedgwood of Etruria and Barlaston. Pure white shell reproduced in china by the Wedgwood of Etruria and Barlaston works. Beautiful in itÂ’s simplicity it measures 3 1/4" by 3 1/4".
.....SOLD.....Wedgwood green Jasperware small tray $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood green Jasperware small tray. Lovely green pen or pin tray with embossed white mythological scene and vine border. 6" long by 3 3/8" wide.
.....SOLD.....Wedgwood Jasperware plate commemorating John F Kennedy $10
Click Here for Product Details! Wedgwood Jasperware plate commemorating John F Kennedy. Nice little plate with the profile of John F. Kennedy. 4 3/8" in diameter.