PRESENTING a LOVELY miniature Black Wedgwood Jasperware Plaque Medallion. Classic Wedgwood Jasperware with white cameo…
PRESENTING A GLORIOUSLY RARE 19C Wedgwood Bullfinch A1260 67 Piece Service.
Wedgwood … the MOST FAMOUS bone china from England !
One of the RAREST patterns, namely, Bullfinch A1260 Pattern. Made between 1860 and 1870 …. each has full and proper markings and some date from 1866 and some are slightly later. All hand-painted with various flowers and foliage on trellising … in orange, magenta, blue, yellow, black and brown on an ivory colored base.
Fleur de Lis banding and edging and some gilt highlighting.
It is EXTREMELY difficult to find individual pieces in this pattern BUT to find a service of 67 pieces is simply unheard of !
The service consists of:
Wedgwood is a fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories manufacturer that was founded on 1 May 1759 by the English potter and entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood and was first incorporated in 1895 as Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd. It was rapidly successful and was soon one of the largest manufacturers of Staffordshire pottery, “a firm that has done more to spread the knowledge and enhance the reputation of British ceramic art than any other manufacturer”, exporting across Europe as far as Russia, and to the Americas. It was especially successful at producing fine earthenware and stonewares that were accepted as equivalent in quality to porcelain (which Wedgwood only made later) but were considerably cheaper.
Wedgwood is especially associated with the “dry-bodied” (unglazed) stoneware Jasperware in contrasting colours, and in particular that in “Wedgwood blue” and white, always much the most popular colours, though there are several others. Jasperware has been made continuously by the firm since 1775, and also much imitated. In the 18th century, however, it was table china in the refined earthenware creamware that represented most of the sales and profits.
In the later 19th century it returned to being a leader in design and technical innovation, as well as continuing to make many of the older styles. Despite increasing local competition in its export markets, the business continued to flourish in the 19th and early 20th centuries, remaining in the hands of the Wedgwood family, but after World War II it began to contract, along with the rest of the English pottery industry.
After buying a number of other Staffordshire ceramics companies, in 1987 Wedgwood merged with Waterford Crystal to create Waterford Wedgwood plc, an Ireland-based luxury brands group. After a 2009 purchase by KPS Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, the group became known as WWRD Holdings Limited, an acronym for “Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton”. This was acquired in July 2015 by Fiskars, a Finnish consumer goods company.
|THE LETTER/NUMBER CODES|
|In 1860 the Wedgwood factory started marking its wares with the date of manufacture impressed in each piece as part of a three letter code. The first letter of the code represents the month of manufacture, the second identified the potter who threw the shape and the last letter signifying the year the piece was made starting with 0 for 1860. The series was repeated 4 times. From 1907 on in the third series the first letter for the month is replaced by a 3 and with the fourth series commencing with A in 1924 with the figure 4. There is an area of confusion in wares in the first two series. For example TOT could mean a piece produced in either June 1865 or June of 1891. Commencing in 1929 the year mark is replaced by the last two digits of the year, 30 standing for 1930.|
Some assistance in resolving the ambiguity in the two series is provided by the month letter. January, February, April, September, October, November and December are always show by their intial letter. June is always T and August is always W. In 1860-1863 March is M, May is Y and July is V. In 1864 March becomes R, May is M and July is L. In 1871 Wedgwood adopted pattern numbers with the code letter prefixes.
19C Wedgwood Bullfinch A1260 67 Piece Service.
Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection with ‘Irish’ Roots.
Condition: Overall for their age quite good. Some of the pieces have faded colors due to age and probable cleaning. One dinner plate is cracked.
Dinner Plates are 9.75″ in diameter.
The Soup Bowls are 9.25″ in diameter and 1.5″ Tall.
Side Plates are 9″ in diameter.
The Cake Stand is 9.75″ in diameter and 5″ Tall.
The Serving Bowls are 10″ wide, 7.5″ Deep and 1.5″ Tall
The Petit Fores Dishes are 9.5″ Wide, 5.75″ Deep and 1.5″ Tall.
The Lidded Tureen is 12″ Wide, 7″ Deep and 5.5″ Tall.
The Large Platter is 14″ Wide and 11″ Deep.
The Medium Platter is 10″ Wide and 7.5″ Deep.
The Salad Plates are 8″ in diameter.
The Large Tea Cups have a diameter of 4″ and are 2.5″ Tall.
The Small Tea Cup has a diameter of 3.25″ and is 2.25″ Tall.
The Chocolate Cups are slightly different sizes with the largest one having a diameter of 2.25″ and 2.5″ Tall.
The Butter Dish with Lid for ice compartment underneath has a diameter of 6.5″ and is 2.5: Tall.
4 x Small Condiment/Jam Bowls have a diameter of 5.6″.
2 x Medium Condiment/Jam Bowls have a diameter of 6.25″.