Wedgwood 10 English Dessert Plates Design "Burleigh" Blue Transferware Decor


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. An exceptional set of 10 English semi-porcelain dessert plates; on the white background there are soft and refined light blue and blue decorations by the transferware method, on the rim, there are also delicate white enamel designs in relief. The mark on the back tells us exactly that the item was produced between 1914 and 1915 in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire by the famous Wedgwood firm. Transferware work, which was very fashionable in the Victorian period, refers to glazed and decorated pottery with a specific treatment that they produced in Staffordshire England; they used copper plates on which the design was engraved, the plate was then inked and the design transferred to a special fabric that was later placed on the pottery (plates, trays, tureens, etc.) which was glazed and fired; the first to use this printing process were John Sadler and Guy Green of Liverpool in 1756. If we look at ceramics made by this method we will notice that the designs are not perfect and often the ink is smudged; this is their characteristic. A hand-painted plate service could afford few English families, with this method even middle-class families could have a decorated plate service. Josiah Wedgwood opened his porcelain company in 1759 at Burslem in Staffordshire, he was immediately extraordinarily successful with his first production of Creamware a beautiful and durable pottery of fine earthenware and stoneware (Jasper, Queen's Ware, and Black Basalt); previously, Staffordshire was known only for its mediocre and very utilitarian pottery, used only locally. In the 1800s Wedgwood perfected Bone China and succeeded in developing a superior quality: Fine Bone China This type of porcelain would find a place on the tables of the powerful halfway around the world: one of the best-known examples is the Wedgwood table service that Theodore Roosevelt wanted for the White House. Wedgwood remains one of Staffordshire's largest pottery manufacturers, "a company that has done more to spread knowledge and enhance the reputation of British ceramic art than any other manufacturer. "A family curiosity about Josiah Wedgwood: his daughter, Susannah was the mother of evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin. Measurements diameter cm.18, height cm.2. All plates are in good condition. Time and use have created a craquelé effect on some plates that makes the item even more charming and alluring. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

Current list price: €320,00

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Place of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm):
2H x 18DI
Dimensions (inch):
0,79H x 7,09DI
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Good; Wear consistent with age and use. All plates are in good condition. Time and use have created a craquelé effect on some plates that makes the item even more charming and alluring.
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