Set of 10 Wedgwood Blue and White Antique Dishes
Set of 10 Wedgwood Blue and White Antique Dishes
Set of 10 Wedgwood Blue and White Antique Dishes
Set of 10 Wedgwood Blue and White Antique Dishes
Set of 10 Wedgwood Blue and White Antique Dishes

WEDGWOOD (worked from 1759)

Set of 10 Wedgwood Blue and White Antique Dishes

c. 1785 England

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Set of 10 Wedgwood blue and white antique dishes in the highly desirable Mared pattern. These dishes were made in the 18th century, circa 1785. The Mared pattern is painted in under-glaze blue pearlware. The border features a design showing a continuous loop resembling small pearl onions, and a shell shaped edge.
One of the reasons for the enduring popularity of blue painted pearlware is that the decoration appears as fresh today as it did when first applied. The blue painting was done under the glaze. The objects were then glazed, sealing the design permanently thus protecting it from scratches, flaking and the general wear.

The traditional view of the origin of pearlware is that Josiah Wedgwood developed pearlware over a period of years and brought it to market it in 1779. The authority for this is his own letters to his partner Thomas Bentley. The published versions of these letters contain details of his pursuit of a white earthenware body, and a colorless or white opaque glaze for tea and other wares. Wedgwood's pearlware was basically a creamware body, though modified to make it whiter by the inclusion of china clay, which was covered with a glaze containing a small quantity of cobalt. This gave a bluish cast to the glaze. Wedgwood called his pearlware 'Pearl White'.

Several of the dishes have the paper label for the distinguished New England dealer Wynn A Sayman.
 
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Dimensions
Height 0.75 inch (1.90 cm)
Diameter 9.50 inch (24.13 cm)
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Wedgwood
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