Magnificent Wedgwood England Bone China Luncheon Tea Pot Set Beautiful Flowers. Includes 9 5/8" charger tray plate; 8 lunch size plates at 6 1/8" wide; 8 full size cup & saucer sets; full size teapot; open sugar bowl and creamer. Bottom side backstamp mark Wedgwood Bone China Made in England S/S. The markings show these are post 1962 era and are likely fairly contemporary.S/S means special run of kiln for the Wedgwood Shops = Shop Saleware. The pattern is one of the more beautiful floral patterns we have ever found. Wedgwood was founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, who is now remembered as the "Father of English Potters". He was the youngest of 12 children born in Burslem, Staffordshire, in the heart of the English potteries and serviced his apprenticeship as a potter before setting up his own business. After he manufactured a cream-coloured tea and coffee service for Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, she allowed him to style himself "Potter to Her Majesty" and to call his new cream ware Queen's Ware.
Josiah also created Black Basalt, a fine black porcelain, which enabled him to produce copies of the newly excavated Etruscan pottery from Italy. His invention of a new stoneware called Jasper has been described as the most important development in the history of ceramics since the Chinese discovery of porcelain nearly 1,000 years earlier. He employed many notable artists including George Stubbs to design bas-reliefs, often imitating classical Greek motifs. In 1766 he built a new factory in Staffordshire which he called Etruria, as well as a Georgian mansion, Etruria Hall, for his family.
The opening of Etruria on 13 June 1769 was celebrated with the throwing of six so-called First Day's Vases. In 1774 they supplied a 944-piece dinner service, which became known as the frog service because of its green frog emblem, to Empress Catherine II of Russia. After Josiah invented the pyrometer, a device for measuring higher degrees of heat in kilns, he was elected to the Royal Society in 1783. His last major ceramic achievement was the Portland Vase, produced in 1789 - a facsimile of a famous Roman cameo glass vase known as the Barberini. In 1790 he took his three sons John, Josiah II and Thomas, and his nephew Thomas Byerley into partnership, but John and Tom left three years later.
The 19th century saw the introduction of the first coloured earthenware and the manufacture of bone china. Wedgwood provided a bone china dinner service ordered by US President Theodore Roosevelt for the White House. During the 1930s, the fifth Josiah Wedgwood decided to built a new, modern factory at Barlaston in Stoke-on-Trent. Production started in the 1940s and has continued at the site ever since. The item "Magnificent Wedgwood England Bone China Luncheon Tea Pot Set Beautiful Flowers" is in sale since Wednesday, September 19, 2018.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Wedgwood". The seller is "spooknook" and is located in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
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