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Arguably the most celebrated of all English ceramics makers, Wedgwood was founded in 1759 by potter Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95) in Staffordshire, which was home at one time to hundreds of pottery workshops. 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 antique Wedgwood dinnerware pieces and other items feature 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.

Find antique Wedgwood pottery on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Wedgwood
Victoriaware campana Vase in White with Gilt Decoration. Wedgwood C1880.
By Wedgwood
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
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19th Century Wedgwood Jasperware Campagne Urn
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19th Century Wedgwood Jasperware twin handled campagne urn and cover, in the Neoclassical style, decorated with a frieze of Greek figures, with palmette borders in white on a blue ba...
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Wedgwood Dark Blue Jasperware Tobacco Jar
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Wedgwood Pair of Pedestal Medici form Shell Twin Handled Urn Vases
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Wedgwood Jasperware Urn Vase Neoclassical Design, Small
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A beautiful, small, English Wedgwood Jasperware urn vase in the neoclassical design style, circa 20th century, England. Piece is a matte stonew...
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Pair, Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Celestial Dragon Urns, circa 1920
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Wedgwood urns for sale on 1stDibs.

Wedgwood urns are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Wedgwood urns, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original urns by Wedgwood were created in the neoclassical style in united kingdom during the 20th century. Prices for Wedgwood urns can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $220 and can go as high as $4,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,942.
Questions About Wedgwood Urns
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Wedgwood marks changed many times from the manufacturer's founding in 1759 until today. Very early pieces often say "Wedgwood and Bentley," while most pieces made from 1769 to 1929 say "Wedgwood" in block letters. In 1929, the brand began to use a serif script. On 1stDibs, find a selection of expertly vetted Wedgwood.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Wedgwood is from Stoke-on-Trent, UK. Josiah Wedgwood founded it there in 1759. The company continues to produce its porcelain, china and other products at factories in the surrounding area. On 1stDibs, you can find a variety of Wedgwood decorative objects.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To date Wedgwood, locate the potter's marks. Find the marks in an authoritative online reference to estimate the date. Because many replicas of authentic Wedgwood exist, consider using the services of a licensed appraiser for authentication. Shop a large collection of expertly vetted Wedgwood on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Wedgwood plate is a flat round dish produced by Wedgwood, a manufacturer based in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, that opened in 1759. Depending on the design, the plates may function purely as decorative objects or be suitable for serving food. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Wedgwood plates.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Whether Wedgwood is valuable varies. Some pieces may be worth only slightly more than the initial price paid for them, while others may have appreciated in value considerably due to their style, type, age and rarity. Some of the most highly sought-after types of Wedgwood include Queen's Ware, Jasperware, Black Basalt, Majolica and Fairyland Lustre pieces. The condition of a particular piece will also contribute to its value. To get an estimate of how much your Wedgwood is worth, consult a certified appraiser or knowledgeable dealer. On 1stDibs, explore a variety of Wedgwood pieces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, there are black Wedgwood pieces. While Wedgwood china and porcelain is best known for its signature blue and white, some Wedgwood pieces are available in black and other colors as well. Shop a wide selection of Wedgwood collectibles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Wedgwood is a fine china and porcelain manufacturer. Established in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood in England, Wedgwood is known for its unglazed stoneware that features contrasting colors. Find a variety of Wedgwood fine china from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Wedgwood is still being made as of December 2021. The company produces fine china and porcelain decorative objects. Potter Josiah Wedgwood founded it on May 1, 1759, in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Today, the Finnish company Fiskars Group owns it. You'll find a collection of Wedgwood on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To tell if Wedgwood is real, study the mark of the brand. Ensure that the name is spelled properly with just one "E" and that the letters and logo are crisp and clear. Also, examine the white accents on the piece. If they seem flat and painted on, they are likely fake, as they appear raised on genuine Wedgwood. You'll find a range of expertly vetted Wedgwood on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Green Wedgwood is called jasperware. Josiah Wedgwood created the first jasperware pieces in 1775. In addition to green, the pottery comes in pale blue, dark blue, black, yellow and lavender colors. On 1stDibs, find a selection of jasperware decorative objects.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Black Wedgwood pieces were also known as basaltes ware or black basaltes, manufactured by Josiah Wedgwood and named after the volcanic rock basalt. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Wedgwood Black Basalt pieces from some of the top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    To tell how old your Wedgwood is, examine it for markings. Most Wedgwood pieces bear factory marks in an inconspicuous area, such as on the bottom or back. By comparing these markings to trusted online resources, you can usually get a rough idea of a piece’s age. For assistance with dating a particular piece, enlist the help of a certified appraiser or experienced dealer. On 1stDibs, find a wide range of Wedgwood pottery.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The numbers on Wedgwood tell you which catalog edition first featured the piece. You can use the information to identify the style name and approximate date of Wedgwood. On 1stDibs, you can shop a variety of expertly vetted Wedgwood ceramics.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Blue Wedgwood Jasperware is a type of intricately detailed, matte pottery with an unglazed finish. Its pale blue color has been affectionately called ‘Wedgwood blue’. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic blue Wedgwood Jasperware from some of the world’s top sellers.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Wedgwood blue is a distinct pale blue that’s commonly used in Jasperware. Jasperware is a type of pottery developed in England during the late 18th century by Josiah Wedgwood. Shop a collection of antique Jasperware from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Jasperware was first created by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1770s and can be described as stoneware that has a matte finish. It is from the Wedgwood company so the difference is that Wedgwood is a term used to describe the company and all products it produces, while Jasperware is a line of fine stoneware produced by the company. Shop a collection of Wedgwood Jasperware from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Wedgwood is bone china. According to its website, bone china is considered one of the most refined and luxurious materials for table use, no matter what the meal or occasion. Wedgwood has a long history of high-quality and luxurious bone china. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic bone china pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Wedgwood blue is a color named after its appearance on jasperware pottery. It is a soft gray-ish toned blue. It would often be accented by white decoration on the pottery. Shop a range of Wedgwood blue jasperware from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Wedgwood is made with bone china, which is a type of porcelain. The fine bone china brand was founded in England in 1759, and is still considered one of the top porcelain makers of today. You can find antique and contemporary Wedgwood designs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Whether Wedgwood pottery is worth anything depends on a few factors. Age and type have a great impact on price, with the lilac and green jasperware from the 18th century being among the most collectible of Wedgwood's creations. The condition of the pieces will also affect how much they are worth. To obtain an estimated valuation of a particular piece, seek the opinion of a certified appraiser or experienced antiques dealer. On 1stDibs, find an assortment of Wedgwood pottery.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    It depends. The majority of Wedgwood products are made in Indonesia, with select high-end products like hand-painted figurines and the brand’s iconic blue and white china still being made in the UK. You can find antique and contemporary Wedgwood pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To clean black basalt Wedgwood, dust it regularly with a soft, lint-free cloth. Over time, black basalt forms a beautiful natural patina on the surface, which can be lost when washed with water. On 1stDib, Shop a collection of black basalt Wedgwood pieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.

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