Wedgwood Art Deco Pottery
The longevity of the Wedgwood company has made it a household name. Founded by Josiah Wedgwood in the eighteenth century, the company is still in production today. Some big names were taken on board during the 1930s to design Art Deco wares, such as, studio potter Keith Murray, Eric Ravilious and John Skeaping the sculptor who designed geometric animal figures.
The Fairyland lustre range by Daisy Makeig Jones is very collectible displaying mythical and magical scenes in both oriental and Persian styles, with patterns such as ‘Dana’ and ‘Candlemas’.
Keith Murray’s output was a style of his own, with simple, linear, often 'ribbed' designs in matt greens, blue and a pale cream colour called 'moonstone'. Some rare black basalt examples exist which display a red mark on the base.
Agents & Showrooms
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd., Eturia, Stoke-on-Trent
The following Wedgwood agents & showrooms were representing the Wedgwood pottery in 1939 according to a prestigious full page 'Wedgwood' advert run on the inside front cover of 'The Pottery Gazette and Glass Trade Review Directory and Diary, 1939'.
26-27 Hatton Garden, Holborn Circus, EC1
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons (Inc.), 162 Fifth Avenue
J. W. Roberts & Son, Fayworth House, Corner of Pitt & Liverpool Streets, Sydney, N.S.W.
John Raine, Ltd., Laery’s Buildings, 7/17 Allen Street, Wellington.
H. L. Edmonds, 601 Ottawa House, 94 President Street, Johannesburg.
A useful service for the repair of Wedgwood ceramics. The restorers have lots of experience in restoring both Art Deco and later pottery items. This site offers a premium museum quality service and also a bugdet repair service for items of lower or sentimental value.
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