809 Antique Pair Wedgwood Jardineres with Original Stands Circa 1880

These are a Rare and Beautiful Pair of Wedgwood Blue Jasperware Jardineres with Original Stands. They are in good condition and date to Circa 1880 (base mark - just 'wedgwood' so pre 1891). Detailed with Classical Greek imagery. The Classical decoration is crisp and highly detailed and this pair are a rare find as it is very difficult to find them with the original stands so to find a pair was very fortunate.

Height 7" (17.5cm) Max Diam Stand 8.5" (22cm)  €1990 Pair

 
WEDGWOOD (UNITED KINGDOM) History

 

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.