S/5 1940's Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston Green Leaf Plates
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• Sold as a set of 5 • Majolica green glazed 8" salad plates • Stamped "Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston" Made in England • Various impressed markings: 4 plates marked 1R 48 | 2 plates marked 1R | 1 plate marked 2R 48 | 1 plated marked/impressed Wedgewood Made In England • Excellent vintage condition - has wear consistent with age and use • No chips on the front, but there are some chips along the scalloped edge on the backsides Wedgwood was a fine china and luxury goods company founded on May 1st, 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood. After marrying Sarah Wedgwood he used the dowry to open his pottery. In 1765 he created new creamware that was so impressive it was given official permission to be called “Queens Ware”. Josiah also created Black Basalt and Jasperware. Josiah Is arguably best known for his creation of Jasperware, a ceramic body made to resemble ancient cameo glass. Wedgwood became one of the most respected pottery companies in England and the world.