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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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ERIC RAVILIOUS FOR WEDGWOOD 'BOAT RACE' EARTHENWARE BOWL
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
ERIC RAVILIOUS FOR WEDGWOOD 'BOAT RACE' EARTHENWARE BOWL
by Capsule Gallery Auction
Est: $800- $1,200
$3254 Bids
A VeraWang 'Gold' Cake Knife Set by Wedgewood
Dec 10, 10:00 AM AEDT
A VeraWang 'Gold' Cake Knife Set by Wedgewood
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD354 Bids
Wedgwood Green Medina Pattern Porcelain 59-Piece Dinner Service
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
Wedgwood Green Medina Pattern Porcelain 59-Piece Dinner Service
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$704 Bids
LARGE GROUPING OF WEDGWOOD BASALT & JASPERWARE
Dec 06, 11:00 AM EST
LARGE GROUPING OF WEDGWOOD BASALT & JASPERWARE
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$1903 Bids
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Wedgwood Ceramic Sandeman Figural Don Decanter, Moonstone
Dec 06, 9:00 AM EST
Wedgwood Ceramic Sandeman Figural Don Decanter, Moonstone
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $50
$62 Bids
A rare Wedgwood jelly mould and core, circa 1790,
Dec 08, 10:00 AM GMT
A rare Wedgwood jelly mould and core, circa 1790,
by Cheffins
Est: £100- £200
£802 Bids
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GREEN WEDGWOOD CUP & SAUCER
Dec 08, 9:00 AM AEST
GREEN WEDGWOOD CUP & SAUCER
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD202 Bids
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10pc Wedgwood Jasperware Commemorative Royal Wedding Set
Dec 04, 9:00 AM EST
10pc Wedgwood Jasperware Commemorative Royal Wedding Set
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
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12pc Wedgwood Sage Green Jasperware, Cups and Saucers
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
12pc Wedgwood Sage Green Jasperware, Cups and Saucers
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $50- $150
$101 Bid
Large Assortment of Antiques
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
Large Assortment of Antiques
by Caza Sikes
Est: $50- $100
$201 Bid
5 PIECES WEDGWOOD JAPERSPWARE JEWERLY
Jan 02, 11:00 AM EST
5 PIECES WEDGWOOD JAPERSPWARE JEWERLY
by Austin York LLC
Est: $30- $50
$201 Bid
(10) WEDGWOOD CITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE PLATES
Dec 06, 11:00 AM EST
(10) WEDGWOOD CITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE PLATES
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$501 Bid
Wedgwood Jasperware Porcelain Pipe Base
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Wedgwood Jasperware Porcelain Pipe Base
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
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Wedgwood Pale Blue Jasperware Framed Medallions
Dec 11, 10:00 AM EST
Wedgwood Pale Blue Jasperware Framed Medallions
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
PAIR OF WEDGWOOD CLASSICAL URNS
Dec 06, 11:00 AM EST
PAIR OF WEDGWOOD CLASSICAL URNS
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$501 Bid
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Wedgwood Miniature Teapot, Peter Rabbit
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
Wedgwood Miniature Teapot, Peter Rabbit
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
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Wedgwood Blue Jasperware Tea Caddy with Lid
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
Wedgwood Blue Jasperware Tea Caddy with Lid
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$51 Bid
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2pc Set Wedgwood Men In Black Decanters
Dec 06, 9:00 AM EST
2pc Set Wedgwood Men In Black Decanters
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $50- $100
$51 Bid
Wedgwood Jasperware Porcelain Olive Green Vase
Dec 06, 12:00 PM EST
Wedgwood Jasperware Porcelain Olive Green Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$251 Bid
Wedgwood bone China Country ware 48 piece set dinner service, made in England (48)
Dec 13, 10:00 AM AEDT
Wedgwood bone China Country ware 48 piece set dinner service, made in England (48)
by Vickers & Hoad
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD3201 Bid
Wedgwood Light Taupe Jasperware Cups & Saucers
Dec 14, 12:00 PM EST
Wedgwood Light Taupe Jasperware Cups & Saucers
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
Black Basalt Incense Burners
Dec 17, 12:00 PM EST
Black Basalt Incense Burners
by Main Auction Galleries
Est: $40- $80
$201 Bid

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