Wedgwood Commemorative Plate - 1759-1959
Wedgwood Commemorative Plate - 1759-1959
Wedgwood Commemorative Plate - 1759-1959
Wedgwood Commemorative Plate - 1759-1959

Wedgwood Commemorative Plate – 1759-1959

This plate was made by Wedgwood in April 1959 to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the company.

The image on the front of the plate depicts the birthplace of Josiah Wedgwood (1730) with an illustration of Churchyard Works in Burslem at approx 1612. If you ever get the chance to visit the Wedgwood Museum at Barlaston I can thoroughly recommend it. The collection of pieces is outstanding but also the story of Josiah Wedgwood and his attitude to social responsibility is inspiring.

The ridged edge to this plate is from the Queens Ware style, which was itself first developed in the early 1760s and first presented in 1765 in a tea set presented to Queen Charlotte.

The printing on the back of this plate details 4 of Josiah’s predecessors who lived in Burlsem and then gives his dates and some of the important dates from his life followed by the date (1939) that his descendants built the current Wedgwood factory at Barlaston.

The impressed mark reads 4 A 59. 4 is for the 4th month of the year (April) A is the mark of the person who stamped the plate at the factory and 59 is the year mark.

Although not big enough to be particularly functional it would look great hung on a wall.

Measurements:

Diameter: 15.5cm
Height: 1.7cm

£18.00

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Wedgwood Commemorative Plate – 1759-1959

This plate was made by Wedgwood in April 1959 to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the company.

The image on the front of the plate depicts the birthplace of Josiah Wedgwood (1730) with an illustration of Churchyard Works in Burslem at approx 1612. If you ever get the chance to visit the Wedgwood Museum at Barlaston I can thoroughly recommend it. The collection of pieces is outstanding but also the story of Josiah Wedgwood and his attitude to social responsibility is inspiring.

The ridged edge to this plate is from the Queens Ware style, which was itself first developed in the early 1760s and first presented in 1765 in a tea set presented to Queen Charlotte.

The printing on the back of this plate details 4 of Josiah’s predecessors who lived in Burlsem and then gives his dates and some of the important dates from his life followed by the date (1939) that his descendants built the current Wedgwood factory at Barlaston.

The impressed mark reads 4 A 59. 4 is for the 4th month of the year (April) A is the mark of the person who stamped the plate at the factory and 59 is the year mark.

Although not big enough to be particularly functional it would look great hung on a wall.

Measurements:

Diameter: 15.5cm
Height: 1.7cm