Discontinued Collectibles Guide

Wedgwood Collectibles & Tableware

Discontinued Wedgwood china

The early years of the Wedgwood pottery works can be traced back to 1759, when Josiah Wedgwood established a pottery in Burslem near Stoke on Trent. Staying within Burslem, Josiah Wedgwood moved to a larger pottery in 1764. In 1766, he was appointed "Potter to Her Majesty" by Queen Charlotte, leading to his now famous inexpensive, but high quality creamware being renamed "Queen's Ware". A new factory was built in Etruria in 1769, and it was here that black basalt, jasper, pearlware and redware were established as additional and successful product lines.

The pottery continued to thrive and in 1940 another new and improved factory was built at nearby Barlaston. The Etruria works closed in 1950. Since then Wedgwood have acquired the likes of Adams, Coalport, Furnivals, J & G Meakin, Johnson Bros, Masons, Midwinter, Royal Tuscan and Susie Cooper. The Wedgwood Group is now one of the largest producers of fine china and earthenware in the world.

On each of the pages within this section dedicated to Wedgwood collectibles we have included links to live and current online auctions dealing in each theme. In addition, where known, we have added details of collector clubs, forums and websites. We wish you every success in tracking down the missing pieces of your discontinued Wedgwood collection and hope you will become a regular visitor to Accumulations. Remember it’s an ever-changing scene so it is always worth a return visit!

If you are interested in a specific type or genre of Wedgwood collectible, click on one of the following links:-

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