Photography by Kathy McGuinness Designs
Auction News- The Ramage Collection to
be sold at Potomack Auctions - January 31, 2023
WSWDC member and guest lecturer Dr. Nancy Ramage announced that her vast Wedgwood collection will be auctioned by Potomack Auctions in Alexandria, Virginia at 10:00 am on January 31, 2023. Dr. Ramage has shared with us a sampling of the many lots that will be available. The complete auction catalogue is now online at their web site, use the blue button below to see the many wonderful lots to bid on,
or visit https://www.potomackcompany.com or click the button below.
Lot no. 219
Millicent Taplin Rhodian
Lot no. 22
Alfred Powell lustered charger, Wedgwood
Lot no. 213
Wedgwood & Bentley jasperware plaque with Ganymede and the Eagle
Lot no. 215
Wedgwood portrait of Thomas Bentley, attrib. William Hackwood, ca. 1778
Lot no. 229A
Wedgwood creamware plate
with encaustic Aphrodite,
after Sir William Hamilton
Lot no. 211
Neale Greek revival pearlware jug
Alexis E. Barton at Juniper restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. (Andi Rice for The Washington Post)
My family found joy in entertaining
Wedgwood china continues to be the center of family life and gatherings. Alexis Barton shares her
family's long history of collecting and setting a fine table with their Wedgwood china and the feelings that those memories evoke. Ms. Barton writes of purchasing her first set of fine china, Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile de Jouy and how it honors all the past generations of her loved ones. The link below will
direct you to the full article as it appeared in the Washington Post Sunday magazine.
One-of-a-kind Wedgwood tea and coffee set is now on display
at the V&A Wedgwood Collection in Barlaston
StokeOnTrent Live reports that a one-of-a-kind Wedgwood tea and coffee set which previously belonged to fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is now on display in Staffordshire. The 'Campanula' set can now be seen at the V&A Wedgwood Collection in Barlaston and was owned by the controversial creative director for Chanel until his death in 2019. Designed by Paul Follot for Wedgwood, the hand-painted set was made around 1923 and includes 16 cups, 15 saucers, a teapot, a coffee pot, a milk jug and a sugar pot. The pieces are thought
to be the only examples of this pattern and shape in existence.
The stunning Campanula set can now be seen at the V&A Wedgwood Collection in Barlaston
The poor potter who invented modern advertising
Wedgwood & Byerley showroom, York Street
BBC Select discusses Josiah Wedgwood's humble origin and his marketing strategies to appeal to the social aspirations of the growing middle class. From opening the first purpose built showroom in the fashionable West End of London, to clever invoicing techniques, Wedgwood transformed the buying public's tastes and vastly increased his sales and ultimately his wealth.