Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Antique Wedgwood find. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

There are a lot of antiques shops in the sleepy river town of New Bern, NC.
Across from our hotel was also a large, very clean, well organized antiques
 and auction mall. Booths were loaded with everything from a stunning antique
 $7,000 Scottish grandfather clock, to this perfect, for me, $8.00 china beauty!

I almost missed it as it was on a plate hanger down low on the side of a display case.
I gently took it off the hook and turned it over before really even looking at the 
lovely transferware blue flowers. It's more of a shallow bowl (for soup I believe) than
 a plate and seeing the Wedgwood back stamp I knew it was old.
The crack doesn't bother me, I have a lot of well-worn, crazed, cracked and
 chipped, but much loved pieces of china. The flowers are beautiful and the blue
shades are perfection.

This Wedgwood pattern is 'LACE'  and the intricate lace design surrounds the bowl.
I brought it home and spent some time online trying to locate more of this 
china pattern, only coming up with one cup and saucer, described as 'rare',
 for sale on Etsy.

I have however been able to date my piece via a listing of Wedgwood marks.
It was made by Josiah Wedgwood in 1893 at the Etruria Ceramics Factory, 
Staffordshire, England. So it's definitely an 'antique' and I'm enjoying it here
on the Welsh dresser in the dining room.


  1. Congratulations on your find! Mostly, I associate Wedgewood with the classic ceramic pieces that are blue or grey througout. I have a piece passed through my family which my parents let me have many years ago. Your post has just given me the idea to Show my Wedgewood Piece.

  2. I love the old china and ceramic set of dishes. Very beautiful series.

  3. It is a lovely design, not one that I have come across. Looks perfect on your dresser.

  4. What a beautiful plate you have found, and such a bargain. It looks lovely with all the others on your dresser.

  5. A lovely find...it has become one of the stars of the show in your beautiful Welsh dresser painted a nice complementary shade of blue. I would hope that, if I had seen it, I would not have passed it by...

  6. Very pretty pattern, and what a great find! It fits in so well with your other pieces.

  7. I do love blue and white pottery.

  8. It is beautiful and looks wonderful with your collection.

  9. Perfect little treasure waiting for you to discover. It looks perfect among your other pieces, Mary. Glad you heard its call! '-)

  10. China pieces are stunning....

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  11. What a pretty and precious piece. I love the old, well worn and used dishes. Some are good for eating from - and some are good for looking at. I love how it looks on display. Great find my friend.

  12. Such a beautiful soup bowl Mary ... I love the delicate pattern .... and, all of your blue china looks wonderful displayed together. I think that we might have been seperated at birth .... I have the exact same plate that you have on your dresser .... the large one underneath your new, soup bowl !!! XXXX

  13. I absolutely LOVE this dish! Love the blue & white...love the maker...love the pattern! What a wonderful find!

  14. Beautiful! I love discovering "one of" plates, cups and dishes and I wonder about their history, who might have used them what they did.

    Your collection is very pretty and I am sure has many memories for you.

  15. I do believe I would buy that plate too. Your blue plates are all quite gorgeous! I have a weakness for vintage and antique plates and cups and saucers such as these. Beautiful!

  16. You chine is gorgeous, that Welsh dresser bring the perfect backdrop. I would have loved to have had some of my mothers chine left that she id not sell in hard times, but alas, again, jsut not right here in colo.

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