Considered to be England’s finest brand of china, Wedgwood China has endured the centuries and continued to create excellent china, stemware and flatware products with design elements that transcend a continuously changing range of styles. Founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, Wedgwood China grew into an industry unto itself when in 1765, Josiah created a cream colored earthenware that was dubbed “Queen’s Ware.” Queen Charlotte of England has so admired Wedgwood pieces that this particular color of china gained permission from the Queen to be called as such. By far the most famous of Josiah’s creations was his Jasperware which is still known throughout the world as one of Wedgwood’s signature collections.
Throughout the ages, Wedgwood has undergone a myriad of styles that have solidified their place in the china industry. The creation of such timeless pieces as Wedgwood Jasperware (also know as Wedgwood Jasper) and other designs has secured their place as a trusted and well-known supplier of high quality china. In 1986, Wedgwood China became a division of Waterford Crystal and is now referred to as Waterford Wedgwood. This alliance has not compromised any aspect of Wedgwood’s quality and design, as they remain a steadfast product in the china marketplace. From the truly classic lines of Amherst, Celestial and Crown Platinum to the contemporary patterns and clean lines of Grand Gourmet, Nantucket Basket and The Painted Garden. Wedgwood China has a design element that will suit a range of styles and tastes. With a genuinely full line of carefully crafted, high quality china, no style has been left out of these collections. Deep dark hues stand alone or are mixed with clean white perfection and intricately ornate designs ring the outsides of many collections for a selection so wide, it is awe-inspiring. With collections that range from the unmatched opulent to the brilliantly simple, Waterford Wedgwood china is perhaps the widest and most respected lines of china in the world.