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Wedgwood China

Founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, Wedgwood creates fine china, porcelain, and other luxury accessories. Often referred to as the "Father of English Potters," Wedgwood began as an independent potter in England at the age of 29, experimenting with clay.

In 1766, Wedgwood created a new form of earthenware, a low-fired pottery, that impressed the British Queen consort so much, she officially named it "Queen's Ware." This catapulted Wedgwood to a highly respected status.

Since then, Wedgwood has had continued success and popularity, with many of Josiah Wedgwood's descendants being involved in the management of the company. In 1986, Waterford Glass Group purchased Wedgwood, renaming it Waterford Wedgwood.


Quick Facts

  • There is a Wedgwood Museum in England devoted to telling the story of Josiah Wedgwood and displaying some of the most interesting ceramic collections in the world
  • Josiah Wedgwood invented and produced three of Wedgwood's most famous ceramic bodies: Queen's Ware, Black Basalt, and Jasper
  • A pair of large Wedgwood green jasperware vases with covers sold at Christie's Cowdray Park Sale in September 2011 for $87,074

Recommended Items at Auction

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Wedgwood Jasperware
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood Jasperware
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$659 Bids
Wedgwood Lamp and Cache Pot
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood Lamp and Cache Pot
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$857 Bids
Wedgwood Jasperware
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood Jasperware
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$856 Bids
Wedgwood Jasperware
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood Jasperware
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$1805 Bids
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LOT OF APPROX. 30 THIMBLES + GREEN WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE TRINKET POT
Apr 18, 9:00 AM AEST
LOT OF APPROX. 30 THIMBLES + GREEN WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE TRINKET POT
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD355 Bids
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5 WEDGWOOD MUGS OF FAMOUS BATTLES
Apr 18, 9:00 AM AEST
5 WEDGWOOD MUGS OF FAMOUS BATTLES
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD405 Bids
WEDGWOOD TUSCANY COLLECTION DINNERWARE
Apr 19, 10:00 AM EDT
WEDGWOOD TUSCANY COLLECTION DINNERWARE
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $150
$904 Bids
Pair Wedgwood Black Basalt 'Day' & 'Night' Plaques
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Pair Wedgwood Black Basalt 'Day' & 'Night' Plaques
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$2504 Bids
A large collection of small ceramic plates and other sundries inc. Wedgewood
Apr 18, 2:00 PM AEST
A large collection of small ceramic plates and other sundries inc. Wedgewood
by Lawsons
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD304 Bids
Antique Wedgwood Ironstone Chapoo Platter
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Wedgwood Ironstone Chapoo Platter
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $80
$604 Bids
Wedgwood Plates
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood Plates
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$254 Bids
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THREE WEDGWOOD CLEO PIECES, INC. CARD BOX, TRINKET POT AND TRAY
Apr 18, 9:00 AM AEST
THREE WEDGWOOD CLEO PIECES, INC. CARD BOX, TRINKET POT AND TRAY
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD254 Bids
A LOVELY WEDGWOOD BLUE JASPER WARE VASE AND COVER formed with a putti finial, upon a body decorated
Apr 23, 10:00 AM BST
A LOVELY WEDGWOOD BLUE JASPER WARE VASE AND COVER formed with a putti finial, upon a body decorated
by Hannam's Auctioneers
Est: £40- £60
£253 Bids
Wedgwood Bone Chine 'Wild Strawberry' Part Service
Apr 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood Bone Chine 'Wild Strawberry' Part Service
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$2253 Bids
Set 3 Wedgwood Majolica 'St. Louis' Oyster Plates
Apr 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Set 3 Wedgwood Majolica 'St. Louis' Oyster Plates
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $500- $700
$2502 Bids
Wedgwood Plates
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood Plates
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$102 Bids
Wedgwood Jasperware
Apr 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood Jasperware
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$152 Bids
FOURTEEN MARBLED-GLAZE POTTERY PLATES IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY STYLE
Apr 24, 10:30 AM BST
FOURTEEN MARBLED-GLAZE POTTERY PLATES IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY STYLE
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £400- £600
£3802 Bids
Antique Wedgwood Clytie Turkey Platter, England
Apr 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Wedgwood Clytie Turkey Platter, England
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $80
$152 Bids

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