WEDGWOOD ANTIQUE JASPERWARE TEA SERVICE
WEDGWOOD DARK BLUE ANTIQUE JASPERWARE PORCELAIN 4 PIECE TEA SERVICE, CIRCA 1900-1920
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This Wonderful Dark Blue Wedgwood Jasperware 4 Piece Tea Service was manufactured in Etruria, England approximately 1900-1920.
It exhibits a great variety of Grecian scenes in bas relief against a dark blue porcelain ground.
The set consists of a Teapot, a Tea Trivet, and a Sugar & Creamer. All pieces are in super condition and are well marked.
- Sugar: 5 1/4" Diameter (from handle to handle) by 4 1/4" High
- Creamer: 5 1/4" Diameter (from lip/spout to handle) by 2 1/2" High
- Tea Trivet:
COMMENT: Wedgwood was always produced for the affluent. In England it was first produced for the aristocratic or bourgeoisie classes. Such a reputation has been carried out through history for centuries and its reputation still prevails today.
HISTORY OF WEDGWOOD FACTORIES
In 1906, a Wedgwood china museum was established at the Etruria pottery. A new factory was built at nearby Barlaston in 1940, and the museum was moved to and expanded at this location. The Etruria works was closed in 1950. During 1960-1970 Wedgwood acquired many English potteries, including William Adams & Sons, Coalport, Susie Cooper, Crown Staffordshire, Johnson Brothers, Mason's Ironstone, J. & G. Meakin, Midwinter Companies, Precision Studios, and Royal Tuscan. Now Wedgwood was known as The Wedgwood Group.
Wedgwood's basalt, a hard, black, stone-like material known also as Egyptian ware or basalt ware, was used for vases, candlesticks, and realistic busts of historical figures. Jasperware was his most successful innovation; it was a durable unglazed ware most characteristically blue with fine white cameo figures inspired by the ancient Roman Portland Vase. Many of the finest designs were the work of the British artist John Flaxman. The most famous artist he employed at Etruria was the sculptor John Flaxman, whose wax portraits and other relief figures he translated into jasperware.
CONDITION: Super! Excellent!
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