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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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8X WEDGWOOD MAJOLICA PLATES
Jun 27, 9:00 AM AEST
8X WEDGWOOD MAJOLICA PLATES
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD8511 Bids
Two Wedgwood green majolica leaf plates, Diameter 20.5cm & 20cm
Jul 02, 7:00 PM AEST
Two Wedgwood green majolica leaf plates, Diameter 20.5cm & 20cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD11010 Bids
A porcelain and gilt partial dinner service by Wedgewood
Jun 27, 1:00 PM AEST
A porcelain and gilt partial dinner service by Wedgewood
by Lawsons
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD24010 Bids
A group of eleven Wedgwood green majolica sunflower plates, Diameter 22cm
Jul 02, 7:00 PM AEST
A group of eleven Wedgwood green majolica sunflower plates, Diameter 22cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD1609 Bids
Wedgwood black jasperware
Jun 26, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood black jasperware
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$3008 Bids
A set of six 19th Century Wedgwood majolica moulded leaf dessert plates.
Jul 01, 7:00 PM AEST
A set of six 19th Century Wedgwood majolica moulded leaf dessert plates.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD506 Bids
Pair of Wedgwood blue jasperware candlesticks
Jun 26, 9:00 AM EDT
Pair of Wedgwood blue jasperware candlesticks
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $100- $150
$1405 Bids
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LOT OF WEDGWOOD 'PETER RABBIT' INC. MUGS, BOWLS AND PLATES
Jun 27, 9:00 AM AEST
LOT OF WEDGWOOD 'PETER RABBIT' INC. MUGS, BOWLS AND PLATES
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD204 Bids
Keith Murray for Wedgwood, a green ribbed vase on green ground, h.19cm.
Jul 12, 10:00 AM BST
Keith Murray for Wedgwood, a green ribbed vase on green ground, h.19cm.
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £80- £160
£1103 Bids
Two framed groups of Wedgwood basalt medallions
Jun 26, 9:00 AM EDT
Two framed groups of Wedgwood basalt medallions
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$1603 Bids
A WEDGWOOD GREEN JASPER WARE TWO-HANDLED URN SHAPED VASE AND COVER ON PEDESTAL BASE
Jul 09, 10:00 AM BST
A WEDGWOOD GREEN JASPER WARE TWO-HANDLED URN SHAPED VASE AND COVER ON PEDESTAL BASE
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £150- £250
£802 Bids
Porcelain
Jun 29, 9:00 AM EDT
Porcelain
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$202 Bids
Wedgwood royal blue jasperware
Jun 26, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood royal blue jasperware
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1202 Bids
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LOT OF 15X WEDGWOOD COLLECTOR PLATES
Jun 27, 9:00 AM AEST
LOT OF 15X WEDGWOOD COLLECTOR PLATES
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD202 Bids
Wedgwood jasperware and decorative accessories
Jun 26, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood jasperware and decorative accessories
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $80- $120
$902 Bids
A Wedgwood green majolica leaf plate, Width 24.5cm
Jul 02, 7:00 PM AEST
A Wedgwood green majolica leaf plate, Width 24.5cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD202 Bids
Wedgwood basalt black jasperware
Jun 26, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood basalt black jasperware
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1302 Bids
Three Wedgwood blue jasperware urns
Jun 26, 9:00 AM EDT
Three Wedgwood blue jasperware urns
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $300- $400
$1902 Bids
Wedgwood crimson and terra cotta jasperware
Jun 26, 9:00 AM EDT
Wedgwood crimson and terra cotta jasperware
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$5502 Bids

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