A Jasperware Teapot at the British Museum

This beautiful blue and white teapot in the British Museum may look like one of Josiah Wedgwood’s iconic jasperware designs, but it was actually manufactured in Germany in the late eighteenth century in imitation of Wedgwood’s work. Jasperware, so called because of the mineral that gives it its colouring, is a stoneware first created by …

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Royal Albert Roses for Your Table

One of the most sought after and exquisite china lines is Royal Albert. Their beauty and fine detailing bring a real aesthetic to any table. Founded around 1896 by Thomas Clark Wild in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England, and trading under the name “Royal Albert,” the company specialized in creating bone china tea and breakfast sets with …

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Royal Doulton by Wedgwood

Since the founding of the Wedgwood company by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759, the company has been dedicated to creating the finest quality teawares and more. The company grew over the years and started acquiring other potteries and forming strategic partnerships. Today, Wedgwood is part of Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD). The Royal Doulton founder began …

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Replacing Your Irreplaceable Teawares

People who have read some articles on this blog about Shelley, Wedgwood, Sadler, Byrd Pottery, Louisville Stoneware, Poplar Ridge, Hemisphere, Amsterdam, and other teapots, teacups, etc., have asked about how to value their pieces and how to find replacements. While valuing pieces is a very tricky business and best handled by those devoted to it, …

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Collectible Wedgwood

Collectible Wedgwood tops the list for many collectors of fine pottery, china, figurines, and more. In addition, Wedgwood on your table is a mark of refinement. From the crisp, clean white of Signet Platinum to the more whimsical and fun Harlequin Collection, Wedgwood sets the standard for tea time elegance! Tea time isn’t just about …

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