Today we are thrilled to be offering for sale a beautiful and rare antique Wedgwood sea green jasperwear pottery presidential pitcher! Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, commonly known as Wedgwood, is a fine china, porcelain, and luxury accessories company founded on 1 May 1759 by English potter and entrepreneur Josiah Wedgwood. The company is renowned worldwide for its’ luxury Jasperware creations. Jasperware is a type of pottery first developed by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1770s. Usually described as stoneware, it has an unglazed matt “biscuit” finish and is produced in a number of different colors, of which the most common and best known is a pale blue that has become known as Wedgwood Blue. Relief decorations in contrasting colors (typically in white but also in other colors) are characteristic of jasperware, giving a cameo effect. The reliefs are produced in moulds and applied to the ware as sprigs. This elegant antique pitcher is finely and intricately crafted and detailed. The pitcher features classic neoclassical detailing, with cameo bust portraits of United States presidents Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. Both cameos are framed by oval acanthus-leaf adorned framed. The pitcher features the white unglazed bottom highly prized by collectors, and is marked on the bottom “England/Wedgwood”. The pitcher presents beautifully and is in very good antique condition, with very minimal display wear and patina commensurate with age. No chips, cracks or restorations. This outstanding pitcher, along with many other Wedgwood pieces, all came from the collection of a prominent old Providence family. This is a special piece for a special buyer!
Dimensions: 4-5/8″ in height, 5-1/2″ in length, 4-3/8″ in depth