If a collector of antiques wants to add beauty and in some cases value to their collection, she would be excited to own any of the Wedgwood Easter collectibles found today. Since 1759 Wedgwood has produced some of the finest china in the world. Starting with Josiah Wedgwood I, considered by many the “father of Modern English pottery,” to his descendant and brand ambassador Lord Wedgwood the collectibles highlight pottery artisanship at its finest, in addition to invoking memories of happy times.
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Josiah Wedgwood was one of the first potters to make use of his name on his works instead of the more traditional symbol. The mark began with variations of his last name “Wedgwood.” Over time, other marks used included: “Wedgwood and Bentley,” “W&B,” “Wedgwood & Sons,” and “Wedgwood Etruria.”
Some of the Wedgwood Easter collectibles include the delightful Peter Rabbit and friends. The year 1949 marks the debut of Wedgwood’s Peter Rabbit original dinnerware collection, featuring characters from the Beatrix Potter tales.
Other Wedgwood pieces with an Easter theme include the Jasperware Easter eggs and pendant necklaces.
Most of the Wedgwood collectibles are made of porcelain. The fun part of hunting for Easter collectibles from this manufacturer is doing the research and footwork to discover any pieces made from bone china. Bone china is typically more translucent and is much stronger than porcelain. Any of the higher end fine items are manufactured from bone china, which is one of the techniques adopted in the nineteenth century by the Wedgwood family.
Easter collectibles for the most part invoke certain memories in the mind of a collector. She may be thinking about what happened the day she received the item, or she may just be a connoisseur of attractive china. Regardless, Wedgwood is one of the top names in the world in terms of fine china and would make an excellent addition to any collection. Whether shopping at an antique show, estate sale, auction, thrift store, or garage sale there are some real gems to available to those who are willing to look for them.
Hobbyists, as well as professional collectors, are well aware of the Wedgwood name and its meaning in the world of pottery. Hence, owning any of the Wedgwood Easter collectibles produced since 1947 is like owning a piece of the world’s history.