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Wedgwood Majolica Monumental Aesthetic Movement Whole Salmon Platter, Dated 1877

$2,695

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A rarely seen, monumental Wedgwood salmon serving platter, date marked 1877. A realistically molded whole salmon on a bed of sea plants and ferns in the aesthetic taste. A shaped gray-green rim surrounds a bold turquoise ground. Dimensional, crisp mold work and beautiful glazing makes this a marvelous example. The platter sits on four raised feet, the top two feet are pierced for wired hanging. Impressed: Wedgwood, date marks AF & D, the F for 1877. Measures: 25 in. L x 12.75 in. W x 2 in. H Displays beautifully! Looks amazing hung on the wall as well. There is a raised glaze slip to the front, a kiln effect in the making. The rear rim shows two older slivers, not seen to the front of the platter.

Details

  • Creator
    Wedgwood (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.0 in. (5.08 cm)Width: 12.75 in. (32.39 cm)Depth: 25.0 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Style
    Aesthetic Movement (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1877
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Displays beautifully! There is a raised glaze slip to the front, a kiln effect in the making. The rear rim shows two older slivers, not seen to the front of the platter.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1758216331682

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day 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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