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Pair of Wedgwood Creamware Chestnut Baskets and Underplates

$4,800per set

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By Wedgwood, England. This pair of Chestnut Baskets and underplates was one of Wedgwood's most intricate handmade designs, circa 1790s. Redolent of the Georgian period, this color combination is gorgeous and rare. While sublimely fine and elegant, they have a naïve feel that is visually charming. A very delicate piece, it is rare to find one much less a pair. Very good condition with a very slight original loss to the weave which was hidden by color (hard to see). Remark: "Few luxuries compare to that of living with history. Offering your guests chestnuts or citrus fruit was a Georgian ostentation." Size: underplate is a 10 1/2 inch oval, the bowl is a 9 1/2 inch oval Hallmarks: Impressed Wedgwood hallmark and painted quality control mark. Stock number: 22186 Pieces acquired from this dealer must delight you.

Details

  • Creator
    Wedgwood (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3 in. (7.62 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Georgian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1790-1799
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1790s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Litchfield, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 221861stDibs: LU939520463072

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $45 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 6-18 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Litchfield, CT
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About Wedgwood (Maker)

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.

About the Seller
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Located in Litchfield, CT
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Established in 1976
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