WEDGWOOD NEST OF FIVE ANTIQUE BONE CHINA COBALT PLATTERS

Wedgwood, England, Nest Of Five Antique Bone China Platters With Cobalt Blue Border and Hand Applied 24 Kt. Honey Gold Floral Decoration, Circa 1890-1900



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This Exquisite Nest of Platters was made by the illustrious Josiah Wedgwood (& Sons Ltd.) factory, Etruria, England. Each platter carries the cartouche mark of the famous Portland Vase. The mark suggests circa 1890-1900.

This is a graduating nest of five stunningly gorgeous deep rich cobalt blue banded oval platters. The wide band of cobalt blue on each platter accentuates the hand applied 24kt. honey gold gilded delicate floral decoration. As well, each platter has a fairly large hand applied lavish two toned 24 Kt. gold gilded triple rose center.

The width of the cobalt bands vary proportionally according to the size of each platter.

The measurements of each platter and its banding of cobalt (from largest to the smallest) are as follows:

(1) Largest:
(2) Large:    
(3) Medium:
(4) Smaller:
(5) Smallest:

COMMENT: 

If we know Wedgwood, we are aware that Wedgwood always was held in high esteem by British royalty and always graced their palaces. Wedgwood items were always prestigious and were commissioned by royalty to be permanent displays throughout their castles/palaces. Whether items be displayed in curio cabinets, on buffets, on hall tables or on dining room tables, Wedgwood objects were visually eminent. In the royal households, it is not uncommon to feast ones eyes upon a great Wedgwood dinner service either on the dining room table or in an open hutch proudly on display for personal enjoyment or for the enjoyment of their guests.

SHORT NOTE: These platters have given me much pleasure and joy over the years and received many complements on their beauty at my dinner parties, as I am sure, you too will receive.

As you will see there are variations in color of the identifying cartouches, indicating a small variation in years of production of these platters, possibly several years. Some marks did not photograph well due to the variations in color and shades of ink used in each mark. However all platters are well marked.

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: The condition is exquisite! There are no knife marks, no chips, no cracks, no stains and no restorations. After all, these platters are approximately one hundred upto one hundred and twenty years old. They are fine bone china not heavy durable ironstone, so we should be so lucky to have them in the condition that they are, considering that they were used and washed many times over the years. Again a testament to the quality of Wedgwood!


ITEM NUMBER: PFTP000018
PRICE: $3,000.00

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