Wedgwood color dating
One of the leading potters of the 18th century was Thomas Whieldon, who made everything from black tea and coffee pots to knife hafts for Sheffield cutlers to plates with richly ornamented edges.Whieldon had many apprentices (Josiah Spode and Ralph Wood are two of the most important) and he was a business partner for about five years with Josiah Wedgwood, who learned a lot from Whieldon before establishing his own firm in 1759.Wedgwood manufactures quality ceramics combining sophisticated classical contemporary design with highly skilled craftsmanship and the highest standards of quality.It has a tradition of innovation, quality and craftsmanship and its designs are widely acknowledged as timeless, elegant, classic and understated.It features a white and blue finish with a touch of gold that makes it aesthetically appealing.This setting belongs to the Renaissance Gold collection by Wedgwood.The reminiscence of shining metal, especially gold, made lustreware especially attractive.
Wedgewood died in 1795 but left a legacy that few will ever accomplish.
In fact, there was so much of the stuff within easy reach that 18th-century potters routinely dug clay right out of the roads, thus giving us the origins of the phrase “pot hole.” Coal to fire the area’s signature bottle kilns was also plentiful in the northern part of the district.
The field that fueled the Potteries (as the industry that dominated the towns of Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke, and Tunstall is still known) covered roughly 100 square miles.
In 1765 he created a complete set of pottery with his own personal brand of porcelain and glazes.
He called himself "Potter to the Queen" The moniker stuck and Wedgwood would go down in history, not only for pottery, but for cameos of all shapes and sizes with a multitude of profiles, both famous and not so famous.