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Queen's ware calendar plate - Blue Landscape 2000 - 2000

Calendar Plate - Blue Landscape 2000
    Calendar Plate - Blue Landscape 2000

Between 1971 and 2009 Wedgwood issued annual calendar plates in Queen's ware - each displaying the year's entire calendar set against a differing decorative theme. These have included numerous flora and fauna as well as subject and historical themes. These giftware items were of special interest to the collectors' market. The changing designs over the decades reflect the changes in taste over the last quarter of the Twentieth Century and the beginning of the Twenty First Century. For the millenium two calendar plates were issued, one as part of the regular Wedgwood series which had the theme of Millenium Arts and Music, as well as this example which was issued in conjunction with the specialist retailer Compton and Woodhouse.

Between 1971 and 2009 Wedgwood issued annual calendar plates in Queen's ware - each displaying the year's entire calendar set against a differing decorative theme. These have included numerous flora and fauna as well as subject and historical themes. These giftware items were of special interest to the collectors' market. The changing designs over the decades reflect the changes in taste over the last quarter of the Twentieth Century and the beginning of the Twenty First Century. For the millenium two calendar plates were issued, one as part of the regular Wedgwood series which had the theme of Millenium Arts and Music, as well as this example which was issued in conjunction with the specialist retailer Compton and Woodhouse. Decorated with a blue-printed pastoral scene, the plate's backstamp includes Compton and Woodhouse's 'CW' logo.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/plate
  • Mark: 'The Wedgwood Blue & White Calendar Plate'
    (W Portland vase device)
    WEDGWOOD
    ENGLAND 1759
    'Blue Landscape'
    MM
    CW
    In celebration of the Millenium
    [Printed in blue]
  • Year produced: 2000
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: under-glaze blue-painted and printed
  • Accession number: 13726
  • Dimensions: 225 mm (diameter), 26 mm (depth)

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Glossary

  • Queen’s ware

    Queen’s ware

    In 1765 Wedgwood provided a tea and coffee service to Her Majesty Queen Charlotte (wife of George III) in the new earthenware body he had recently perfected. She was so pleased with the set that she not only allowed Josiah to style himself ‘Potter to Her Majesty’, she also allowed him to call his new earthenware ‘Queen’s ware’ - a name by which Wedgwood’s cream coloured earthenware is still known today.

  • Compton and Woodhouse

    Compton and Woodhouse

    Compton and Woodhouse was founded in 1985 by Michael Compton,who was Marketing Director of 'Lawleys by Post' (the mail order division of Royal Doulton)and Elisabeth Woodhouse, a free-lance figurine designer.The company traded as a breakaway merchant from Royal Doulton selling prestige collectables and fine jewellery.The couple set up Compton & Woodhouse in partnership with a direct marketing agency -Watson,Ward and Albert Varndell run by John Watson and Rinalda Ward.

    After several years the pair left Compton & Woodhouse leaving Rinalda Ward in control as Managing Director, assisted by John Watson.

  • Giftware

    Giftware

    Giftware