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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wedgwood in the Nineteenth Century

By Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, published in The Magazine Antiques

The Wedgwood ceramics manufactory, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year and is one of the oldest potteries functioning today, has been the subject of numerous monographs, exhibition catalogues, journal articles, and even a novel. Read the rest of the story.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    My husband, Richard Bullers, inherited part of his mother's (Elizabeth) collection of Wedgwood. A lot of the pieces we are keeping, but some we are selling or trying to sell. There are three pieces that I can not find after exhaustive searching that we would like to sell, but I do not know what to ask and there is one piece that I do not find anywhere that I love and will not sell( unless times become very, very rough...heaven forbid). One piece is a blue sweet (?) dish and one a pale yellow sweet (?) dish measuring 4 1/4 " W/ Queen Charlotte cameo on both. The yellow is from the 1976 International Seminar and the blue is imprinted on the back, " Queen Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Queen of the South 1768-1968 by Flaxman. There is also a 5 1/2 " wide 7/8" deep black plate/bowl with decoration about 3/8" down on the rim that Elizabeth had marked c. 1840. The piece that I will keep but am very curious about is a black cupid with no bow but a tether(SP?) of arrows with her right hand to her lips. She is sitting and is 8" tall. I would just like to know her history and her worth. The others, I have read all the history of Queen Charlotte and tons of Wedgwood history. Very interesting. Charles Darwin's Grandpa. Who knew? I do now, and my friends and family. Good conversation piece. I really have enjoyed my research, but it is for now coming to an end as soon as I get some answers about these pieces. We probably have another 30 to 40 pieces that we are going to keep and enjoy for now. Thank you for your time.
    Janet Bullers