Wedgwood Decorative Objects

Wedgwood (United Kingdom)

Arguably the most celebrated of all English ceramics makers, Wedgwood was founded in 1759 by Staffordshire potter Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795). The company is famed for its Jasperware — molded Neoclassical stoneware vases, plates and other pieces, inspired by ancient cameo glass, featuring white figures, scenes and decorative elements set in relief on a matte colored background. The best-known background hue is light blue, but Wedgwood’s iconic silhouettes also appear on green, lilac, yellow, black and even white grounds. Some pieces use three or more colors.


     The Wedgwood firm first came to prominence for its tableware, which quickly gained favor in aristocratic households throughout Britain and Europe. In 1765, Wedgwood was commissioned to create a cream-colored earthenware service for Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III. The queen was so thrilled with her new china that Wedgwood was given permission to call himself “Potter to Her Majesty,” and the decorative style became known as Queen’s Ware. Not to be outdone, Catherine the Great of Russia commissioned her own set of Wedgwood china in 1773. Nearly 200 years later, the firm created a 1,200-piece service for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In recent years, leading designers including Jasper Conran and Vera Wang have collaborated with Wedgwood — in the tradition of such distinguished 18th century artists such as the painter George Stubbs and metalsmith Matthew Boulton.


     From plates and other dinnerware to decorative items like urns, cachepots and candlesticks, Wedgwood designs lend a traditional air to Anglophile interiors. And even if you have to make your own tea, you may find it comforting to sip it from a delicate cup that was manufactured in the same Stoke-on-Trent kiln that produced Her Majesty’s tea service. Be sure to keep your pinky raised.

English Matte Black Basalt and Gold Raised Relief Box
English Matte Black Basalt and Gold Raised Reli...
Wedgwood
20th Century English Neoclassical Revival More Desk Accessories
Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware
A chic and rare English Jasperware matte black basalt and gold box, by Wedgwood, England. A very beautiful small box, with a gold raised relief of two alligators or crocodiles. Box i...
Wedgwood Rosso-Antico Vase, circa 1790
Wedgwood Rosso-Antico Vase, circa 1790
Wedgwood
Antique 1790s Vases
Ceramic
Wedgwood Rosso-Antico Vase, Circa 1790
English Pearlware Three-Piece Garniture, Wedgwood, circa 1820
English Pearlware Three-Piece Garniture, Wedgwo...
Wedgwood
Antique 1820s English Garniture
Pearlware
Impressed Wedgwood. Slight indentation on inner rim suggests that these originally had covers.
Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Bowl "Celestial Dragons" by Daisy Makeig-Jones
Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Bowl "Celestial Drago...
Daisy Makeig-Jones, Wedgwood
Early 20th Century British Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
A very finely decorated octagonal Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre bowl designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones. The bowl's mottled blue exterior is decorated with two gilded celestial dragons and a...
Wedgwood Creamware Dishes with a Dragon Crest
Wedgwood Creamware Dishes with a Dragon Crest
Wedgwood
Antique Late 18th Century English Regency Tableware
Creamware
A pair of late 18th century Wedgwood deep dishes painted in shades of brown. The center of each dish has a crest showing a dragon with wings lifted holding a Tudor Rose. The Tudor Ro...
Pair of Wedgwood Basalt Candlesticks, 19th Century
Pair of Wedgwood Basalt Candlesticks, 19th Century
Wedgwood
Antique 19th Century English Candlesticks
Pair of black and white Wedgwood Basalt candlesticks, 19th century.
Jasperware Portrait Medallion, Princess de Lamballe, Wedgwood, circa 1790
Jasperware Portrait Medallion, Princess de Lamb...
Wedgwood
Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
In pale blue jasper depicting Princess Marie Louise of Savoy. Her death in the massacres of 1792 marked the beginning of the Reign of Terror.
Wedgwood Embossed Queen's Ware Vase
Wedgwood Embossed Queen's Ware Vase
Wedgwood
Mid-20th Century English Elizabethan Vases
Porcelain
The porcelain vase is made by Wedgwood with the Embossed Queen’s Ware pattern. The vase is light blue in color and features a white ivy design about the edge. The vase is marked on i...
 Wedgwood Black Basalt Mantle Vases, Pair
Wedgwood Black Basalt Mantle Vases, Pair
Wedgwood
20th Century English Neoclassical Vases
Stoneware
This pair of Wedgwood double handled mantel vases has a truly classical shape and decoration. The expected Wedgwood molded design is finely executed. Around the center of the vases ...
Pair of Wedgwood Black Basalt Urns Neoclassical Decoration
Pair of Wedgwood Black Basalt Urns Neoclassical...
Wedgwood
Antique Mid-19th Century English Neoclassical Urns
Stoneware
A pair of mid 19th century Wedgwood Black Basalt campana shape urns with neoclassical decoration of figures and a design of anthemion and palmette leaves.The urns have simple upturne...
Collection Wedgwood Black Basalt Vases
Collection Wedgwood Black Basalt Vases
Wedgwood
20th Century English Neoclassical Vases
Stoneware
A collection of Wedgwood black basalt vases all decorated with classical figures raised in relief. The group consists of: The collection consists of a pair of early 19th century cov...
Pair of Wedgwood Black Basalt Urns
Pair of Wedgwood Black Basalt Urns
Wedgwood
Antique Early 18th Century English Neoclassical Urns
Stoneware
An exquisite pair of Wedgwood black basalt covered urns made in the early 19th century decorated with neoclassical scenes of figures in oval medallions. They are further decorated wi...
Wedgwood Blue Jasperware Jardinière and Stand
Wedgwood
Antique 1880s English Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
A Wedgwood blue Jasperware jardinière and stand in a rare form with impressed Wedgwood marks and registration marks with white applied decoration.
Strapware Jasper Cassuolet, Wedgwood, circa 1785
Wedgwood
Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Revival Pottery
Stoneware
An exceptionally rare cassoulet (vase-candlestick) in sage and yellow jasper dip. This style of decoration is called strapware, and was made only very early, as it was too expensive ...
Jasper Vase in Buff with Black Ornament, Wedgwo...
Wedgwood
Antique Late 19th Century English Neoclassical Revival Pottery
Stoneware
A rare shape, in the scarce buff jasper dip with black ornament. A striking and unusual combination of colours in jasperware.
Neoclassical Vase in Tri-Color Jasper Ware Sign...
Wedgwood
20th Century English Neoclassical Vases
Ceramic, Stoneware
A handsome flaring vase in tri-color jasperware from Wedgwood of England, signed by Lord Wedgwood in 1988. The vase is a solid pale blue with neoclassical bas-relief ornament of grap...
Nick Munro White Modernist Spiral Dish or Ashtr...
Wedgwood, Nick Munro
Late 20th Century English Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche
Ceramic
Nick Munro's collaboration with Wedgwood began in the late 1990s when the was commissioned to redesign a range of Wedgwood's Classic Jasperware items for a contemporary audience. Mun...
Pair of Wedgwood, Black Glazed, Lustre Ware Vases
Wedgwood
Vintage 1920s English Vases
Pair of Wedgwood, black glazed, Lustre ware vases. Square bone China vases with flaring sides, St. Chads bead border printed in silver. The interior with Celt border to an orange Lu...
Vase in Black Basalt, Wedgwood & Bentley, circa...
Wedgwood
Antique Mid-18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
An early basalt vase, decorated with a medallion of Hercules and Antaeus, cut into the wreath and berry band. Marked Wedgwood & Bentley.  
Vintage Wedgwood Art Glass Paperweight by Ronal...
Wedgwood
20th Century English Modern Paperweights
Glass, Art Glass
A vintage English paperweight handcrafted at Wedgwood Glass from clear, green and dark cobalt blue glass, circa 1974. The colorful egg or dome shaped, art glass weight was designed b...
Machine Age Art Deco Arts & Crafts Keith Murray...
Keith Murray, Wedgwood
Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Vases
Ceramic
Machine Age Art Deco Arts & Crafts Keith Murray large Wedgewood vase Large original engine-turned vase by Murray for Wedgewood. Classic Murray matte green glaze. Bulbous shoulde...
Rare Wedgwood Lahore Pattern Lustre Vase, circa...
Wedgwood
Vintage 1920s English Vases
The vase shape number is 2465 and it was designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones.
Vintage Wedgwood Jasper Ware White on Primrose ...
Wedgwood
20th Century English Anglo-Japanese Decorative Bowls
Ceramic, Stoneware
A vintage English Wedgwood footed bowl in solid Primrose yellow jasper decorated with white bas-relief in the Prunus pattern. Made in England in 1976 and illustrated on page 172 of W...
Pair of Black Basalt Wedgwood Textured Vases wi...
Wedgwood
Antique 1890s English Greek Revival Vases
Ceramic
A pair Wedgewood vases in black basalt with applied goat heads and impressed on base "Wedgwood" and "Etruria" England.
Machine Age Art Deco Keith Murray Wedgwood Rare...
Keith Murray, Wedgwood
Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Vases
Ceramic
Machine Age Art Deco Keith Murray Wedgwood rare moonstone skyscraper lamp base. Wedgewood. Original engine-turned unfitted lamp base by Murray for Wedgwood. Signed with impress...
Wedgwood Black Basalt Bust of George Stephenson
Wedgwood
Early 20th Century English Ceramics
Black basalt bust of George Stephenson, (1781-1848), British railway engineer, considered the father of the modern railway builder of the famous Rocket Stamped on back.
Blue and White Vase by Wedgewood, 21st Century
Wedgwood
21st Century and Contemporary English Ceramics
Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware
A beautiful blue and white matte Jasper stoneware Magnolia Blossom vase, by Wedgewood, England, 21st Century. Vase combines the familiar soft blue Jasper color palette with an organi...
Cassolette in Tricolor Jasperware, Wedgwood, ci...
Wedgwood
Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Vases
Pottery
An exceptionally rare cassoulet, or vase-candlestick in sage and yellow jasper dip. This style of decoration is called strapware, and was made only very early, as it was too expensiv...
Set of Three Early 19th Century Wedgwood Creamw...
Wedgwood
Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Decorative Bowls
Creamware
A rare group of wedgwood creamware bowls. In the neoclassical pattern no. 892 with a cobalt blue and gold border. Diameters: just under 9 in., just over 8 3/4 in., and just ove...
Small Fairyland Lustre Bowl Designed Daisy Make...
Daisy Makeig-Jones, Wedgwood
Early 20th Century British Art Deco Decorative Bowls
Porcelain
A small fairyland lustre bowl designed Daisy Makeig Jones for Wedgwood depicting a landscape on the interior, the exterior has a vine border, circa 1920s-1930s, United Kingdom.
Midcentury English Wedgwood Blue and White Jasp...
Wedgwood
Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Ceramics
Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware
A beautiful midcentury English Wedgwood blue and white jasperware pitcher in the neoclassical style, circa 1951, England. A beautiful raised white relief around pitcher/vessel. Maker...
Wedgwood Light Blue Jasperware Cachepot
Wedgwood
Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Ceramic
Wedgwood light blue jasperware cachepot.
Candlestick in Gilt Black Basalt, Wedgwood, cir...
Wedgwood
Antique 19th Century English Victorian Pottery
Stoneware
In black basalt, with gilt highlights. The design is most unusual, with numerous busts of Queen Elizabeth I supporting the sconce.
Wedgwood Portland Vase, 1896
Wedgwood
Antique 1890s English Classical Roman Vases
Pottery
Wedgwood Portland vase, 1896 Stamped Wedgwood, England, "Y" The vase stands 8.5" H x 6" W to handles, 3" opening and 4" base.
Bincentenary Wine Cooler, Wedgwood, circa 1950
Wedgwood
Antique Mid-19th Century English Arts and Crafts Pottery
Earthenware
Two handled vase in creamware, with moonstone glaze and platinum lustre decoration. Designed by Louise Powell for the bicentenary of Wedgwood’s birth. The dating of this example ...
Vase in Black Basalt, Wedgwood, circa 1810
Wedgwood
Antique 19th Century English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
Large vase in black basalt, in the ancient Greek shape used for a water vessel called a Hydria.
Vintage Wedgwood Oakleaf Vase and Candlestick P...
Wedgwood
20th Century English Neoclassical Candlesticks
Ceramic, Stoneware
A vintage pair of English reading candle holders with a flaring, footed vase of solid, pale blue jasper in Wedgwood's Oakleaf pattern, dating to 1969. Decorated with neoclassical fig...
Vestal Lamp in Black Basalt, Wedgwood, circa 1860
Wedgwood
Antique Mid-19th Century English Neoclassical Revival Pottery
Stoneware
A finely modelled lamp in black basalt. Provenance: Mcdonald Penney Collection; Alan Landis Antiques.    
Art Nouveau Gourd Vase, Wedgwood, circa 1905
Wedgwood
Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Pottery
Earthenware
A rare example of Wedgwood’s excursion into Art Nouveau, in the form of a gourd shaped vase decorated with butterflies, designed by Courtney Lindsay in 1901.
'Barber Bottle' Vase, Tricolor, Wedgwood, circa...
Wedgwood
Antique Late 19th Century English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
Vase in the ‘Barber Bottle’ shape, in old pale blue with lilac medallions showing Aesculapius & Hygeia, Fame inscribing a vase to Elisabeth, Abundantia, and Mars (God of War).
Lustre Bowl, Celtic Pattern, Wedgwood, circa 1925
Daisy Makeig-Jones, Wedgwood
Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Porcelain
Porcelain
A scarce example of the Celtic pattern, from Daisy Makeig-Jones’ lustreware, in the form of a large ‘Melba Centre’ bowl. The stylized figures and the wonderful burnt orange interior ...
Pair of Rosso Antico Candlesticks, Wedgwood, ci...
Wedgwood
Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
A rare pair of bell shaped candlesticks in rosso antico, with black decoration of ‘Boys at Play’.
Ovoid Vase, Apollo, Wedgwood, circa 1800
Wedgwood
Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
In mid blue jasper dip, in shape 443. A classic, pleasing shape, simply decorated with Ribbon & Ivy, and topped with the Cupid Asleep finial.       
Basalt Figure, Voltaire. Wedgwood, circa 1820
Wedgwood
Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
Polished Black Basalt figure of Voltaire (1694-1778), the famous French playwright and philosopher. Based on a small marble carved in 1773 by Jean-Claude Rosset (DuPont). Beautifully...
Jasperware Vase, Shell and Arabeqsue, Wedgwood,...
Wedgwood
Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
A finely worked vase in solid pale-blue jasper, engine turned and decorated with arabesque designs; the lovebird finial finishes the composition very nicely.
Encaustic Painted Vase, Wedgwood, circa 1900
Wedgwood
Antique Early 1900s English Neoclassical Revival Pottery
Stoneware
Encaustic painted basalt, after an early Greek vase, showing a woman approaching a naked youth, then looking back as she passes. To the reverse, a trainer and two youths with jum...
Wedgwood Blue Jasper Jardiniere Cache Pot
Wedgwood
Vintage 1910s British Neoclassical Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Wedgwood blue jasper cache pot, decorated with applied figures to five sides; above each figure is an applied white lion with a vine leaf swag from behind his head with large leaves ...
Fox Stirrup Cup in Black Basalt, Wedgwood, circ...
Wedgwood
Antique 1770s English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
In the form of a fox’s head, after a Roman drinking cup pictured in D’Hancarville. Beautifully modelled as you'd expect from the Wedgwood & Bentley period, and nicely finished with a...
Pastille Burner on Dolphin Supports in Rosso An...
Wedgwood
Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Decorative Bowls
Stoneware
In rosso antico with black decoration. Complete with lid and inner pastille stand. Extremely rare mark, probably associated with trials of a new pyrometer or kiln.
Pair of Large Basalt Vases, Wedgwood, circa 1900
Wedgwood
Antique Early 1900s English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
A large pair of vases in the Lebes Gamikos shape, in undecorated black basalt. A classic form that would suit period or contemporary décor.    
Fairyland Lustre Bowl, Geisha Wedgwood, circa 1925
Daisy Makeig-Jones, Wedgwood
Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Porcelain
Porcelain
An octagonal fairyland lustre bowl, decorated with Geisha pattern, one of the best loved of Daisy Makeig-Jones’ designs.
Fairyland Lustre Lily Tray, Jumping Faun, Wedgw...
Daisy Makeig-Jones, Wedgwood
Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Porcelain
Porcelain
In Fairyland Lustre, a lily tray in a small size. Decorated with pattern Z4968: Jumping Faun, and Flight of Birds on the exterior. The flattish shape of the lily tray shows off t...
Fairyland Lustre Vase, Butterfly Women, Wedgwoo...
Daisy Makeig-Jones, Wedgwood
Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Porcelain
Porcelain
A trumpet-shaped vase in black Fairyland lustre, decorated with the butterfly ladies pattern. At 10”, this is the largest of the three sizes in which this vase was produced.
Encaustic Painted Basalt Vase, Wedgwood, circa ...
Wedgwood
Antique 1780s English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
A fine campana vase, decorated in encaustic with a Classic scene of a boy choosing between arts and sports. Provenance: Burris Coll. Exhibited Wedgwood International Seminar 16,...
Encaustic Painted Basalt Vase, Wedgwood, circa ...
Wedgwood
Antique 1780s English Neoclassical Pottery
Stoneware
Polished basalt, decorated with Victoria, Goddess of Victory, in her chariot; possibly after a Roman model such as the wall paintings at Herculaneum. This palette is very rare on bas...
Vintage Wedgwood Grapevine Compote Set in White...
Wedgwood
20th Century English Neoclassical Ceramics
Ceramic, Stoneware
An elegant vintage set of two English Wedgwood compote dishes in pale blue jasper with contrasting white bas-relief grapevine borders encircling each rim and foot. The compotes come ...
Fine Pair of Wedgwood Base Georgian Storm Lights
Wedgwood
Antique 1790s British Georgian Candlesticks
Brass, Glass
A fine pair of wedgwood drums with mythological scenes mounted with gilt lacquered bases supporting glass storm shades.  
Wedgwood Dark Olive Green Jasper Jardiniere, 1925
Wedgwood, Wedgwood & Bentley
Vintage 1920s English Neoclassical Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières
Clay
Wedgwood dark olive green Jasper Jardiniere or garden pot features the bas-reliefs of 5 of the 9 Muses. The Muses, the personification of knowledge, literature, dance and music, were...
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