One of the founders of the 1835 firm Podmore, Walker and Co. Tunstall, Staffordshire, was Enoch Wedgwood. He was a cousin of Josiah Wedgwood. In 1860 Enoch Wedgwood (1813-1879) began trading as Wedgwood and Co. This name was kept until 1965. In 1980 its name was changed to Unicorn Pottery, the firm having been taken over by Josiah Wedgwood.
Here we have five ironstone duos in the oriental pattern Chusan which is a version of the Willow Pattern.
The cups and saucers appear to be some of the rarer items to find in this design.
The pattern has been hand painted on a transfer. It is fascinating to study both the trees beneath the birds on the saucers and the trees to the left of the birds on the cups, as it would seem that the individual painters decided how many of the leaves (or are they fruit?) to paint !
Approximate dimensions :
Cup x 5 2.75 inches | 70mm high
Saucer x 5 6 inches | 153mm wide
Clean age-related crazing. Two saucers and two cups have hairlines and one of these two cups has a flake to the rim. None of these issues need show on display and were taken into account for the price for these antiques.
Backstamps include: Impressed marks - Wedgwood & Co Ltd and various numbers. Marks for painter and transfer artist. Pattern name stamp incl. Wedgwood & Co. Ltd.
These lovely items are over 150 years old and will make a stunning display.
All our items are pre-owned and these are antique and will therefore show signs of use and age. They should be cleaned carefully by hand only. Thank you for looking at our items.