Wedgwood: The Finest English Porcelain And Ceramics
Wedgwood is one of the most renowned names in the history of English porcelain and ceramics. Founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, the “Father of English Potters,” Wedgwood has been producing exquisite and innovative wares for over 260 years. From jasperware to Queen’s Ware, from cameo glass to basalt, Wedgwood has created some of the most iconic and desirable objects in the world of fine art and antiques.
At M.S. Rau, we are proud to offer a curated selection of rare and exceptional Wedgwood pieces for sale. Whether you are looking for a stunning centerpiece, a charming collectible, or a unique gift, you will find it among our Wedgwood collection. Browse our online shop or visit our gallery in New Orleans to discover the beauty and craftsmanship of Wedgwood.
Wedgwood: A History of Innovation and Excellence
Josiah Wedgwood was a visionary potter who transformed the industry with his inventions, designs, and marketing strategies. He experimented with different materials, techniques, and styles, creating new types of pottery such as creamware, black basalt and jasperware. He also collaborated with leading artists and craftsmen of his time, such as John Flaxman and Thomas Bentley, to produce elegant and refined designs inspired by classical antiquity, nature and contemporary trends.
Wedgwood’s reputation for quality and innovation soon attracted the attention of royalty and nobility across Europe and beyond. He was appointed “Potter to Her Majesty” by Queen Charlotte in 1765, who commissioned a set of cream-colored earthenware that became known as Queen’s Ware. He also supplied pottery to Catherine the Great of Russia, who ordered a massive dinner service with views of English country houses and landscapes. Wedgwood’s wares were also admired by American presidents, such as George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt, who owned pieces of jasperware.
Wedgwood’s legacy continued through his descendants, who maintained the high standards of quality and creativity that he established. Wedgwood also merged with other famous pottery firms, such as Royal Doulton and Waterford Crystal, to form the Fiskars Group in 2015. Today, Wedgwood is still producing fine porcelain and ceramics that reflect its heritage and history.
Wedgwood: A Collection of Masterpieces
At M.S. Rau, we have a passion for finding and offering the finest Wedgwood pieces for sale. Our collection includes rare examples of Wedgwood’s most famous creations, such as jasperware vases, plaques, medallions and cameos, Queen’s Ware tea sets, plates and tureens, basalt busts, statues and urns, fairyland lustre ware and more. Each piece is carefully selected for its condition, provenance and artistic merit.
Whether you are a seasoned collector or a novice enthusiast, you will find something to suit your taste and budget among our Wedgwood collection. You can buy Wedgwood online with confidence from M.S. Rau, as we back every item we sell with an unparalleled 125% guarantee. We also offer expert advice and assistance throughout the acquisition process.
Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of Wedgwood history. Shop our online store or visit our gallery in New Orleans today to find your perfect Wedgwood piece.