Today we are delighted to offer for sale a rare antique Wedgwood porcelain tea set! This elegant and classic service is a superb example of the artistry and craftsmanship of Wedgwood (founded in 1759 and still in business). This Victorian-era, late 19th century set is finely crafted and detailed. The service dates to circa 1887 as the letter P impressed on the underside of tray indicates. The set is made of white porcelain which is decorated with the elegant Etruria Y1305 pattern. This fanciful neoclassical transfer-ware design is done in terracotta red and features floral swags draped from arabesque designs. The borders are highlighted in gold. The set features a large handled tray, teapot, sugar, creamer, and two teacups with octagonal bodies and saucers. The pieces are marked on the bottom with “Wedgwood” and the urn logo which was introduced in 1868; this marking was in use until 1900.
Set presents well and is in very good antique condition, with minor wear and patina commensurate with age. Pieces have scattered loss to gilding and surface crazing. The interior of teapot and sugar have minor discoloration. The teapot’s spout has a substantial chip to its bottom. The tray has a few very faint stable fractures/manufacturing flaws. The set is sold as-found – please review all photos before purchasing. What a wonderful addition to any fine antique porcelain collection…Fresh to the market!
Tray: 18-1/4″ in length, 15-1/4″ in depth, 1-1/4″ in height
Teapot: 8-1/4″ in length, 4-5/8″ in depth, 4-1/4″ in height
Creamer: 5-3/8″ in length, 2-3/4″ in depth, 2-7/8″ in height
Sugar: 5-6/8″ in length, 3-5/8″ in depth, 3-1/2″ in height
Teacups/ea: 3-1/2″ in length, 2-3/4″ in depth/width
Saucers/ea: 5-1/8″ in depth/width, 3/4″ in height