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Queen's ware pasta plate designed by Paul Costelloe - After 2001

Limestone pasta plate designed by Paul Costelloe
    Limestone pasta plate designed by Paul Costelloe

The end of the Twentieth Century and beginning of the Twenty-First Century saw a growth in collaboration between Wedgwood and named designers such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Vera Wang, Jasper Conran and Kelly Hoppen. Paul Costelloe represented the continuation of working with designers. Such collaborations were viewed as an enhancement of the designer’s reputation and of the Wedgwood brand.

The end of the Twentieth Century and beginning of the Twenty-First Century saw a growth in collaboration between Wedgwood and named designers such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Vera Wang, Jasper Conran and Kelly Hoppen. Paul Costelloe represented the continuation of working with designers. Such collaborations were viewed as an enhancement of the designer’s reputation and of the Wedgwood brand. Costelloe’s large pasta plate was on general sale from 2001 – 2004. The plate formed part of a larger 26 piece collection. This item is made from earthenware, available in a selection of neutral colours, this example being decorated with aerographed limestone. Pasta plate was formed in a mould, with ridges around the outer circumference of the rim, mid to lower level of rim has a hatch design applied by litho. Inner part of bowl has a ground glaze applied. The underside has a clear glaze applied. Underside of rim has two black lines one above and one below manufacturers mark, denoting this item to be a second, their is a blemish to small part of outer rim. A fox motif can be seen on manufacturer's mark, this is Paul Costelloe's brand identity, also Paul Costelloe's signature has been applied to base, black line located at the top and base of mark indicates this was a faulty peice identified during quality control. At launch in 2001 this bowl would have retailed for £45.00.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/bowl
  • Mark: [BLACK LINE]
    [FOX MOTIF]
    [PAUL COSTELLOE SIGNATURE DEVICE]
    FOR
    WEDGWOOD®
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    © 1999
    [BLACK LINE]
    [printed on base of bowl]
  • Year produced: After 2001
  • Body: Limestone earthenware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 14200
  • Dimensions: 355 mm (diameter), 65 mm (height)

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  • Paul Costelloe Designer

    Paul Costelloe - Designer (1945)

    Paul Costelloe is a well established clothes designer with over 30 years experience within his field. Born in Dublin in June 1945, the youngest of seven children, he held various jobs after leaving school at 16. In the late '60s he moved to Paris and trained in the Faubourg Saint Honoré Hautes Coutures boutiques and went on to become design assistant at Jacques Esterel. He went on to work in Italy and America, returning to Dublin in 1978 to set up his own fashion label. The Paul Costelloe label continues to grow and can be found in many leading high street retailers as well as his own store in London, and other major UK cities. In 2000, Costelloe went into partnership with Signature Brands which specialised in the management and development of top fashion brands but this association ended in 2011 and since then Costelloe has been developing his designs independently.

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  • Earthenware

    Earthenware

    Fine-quality earthenwares are white or off-white in colour. Since the middle of the eighteenth century earthenware has contained calcined flint. This gives the ceramic both strength and its lightness of colour. Earthenware is sometimes referred to as cream-coloured earthenware. Since Josiah Wedgwood received the patronage of Queen Charlotte in 1765 Wedgwood cream-coloured earthenwares have been called Queen’s ware.