Wedgwood with an Australian Connection

A list compiled by Judy Jones – July, 2012. Copyright 2012 Judy Jones.

 

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Portrait Medallions and other early pieces
Dinner Services
Miscellanea
Australian Flora Sweet Dishes
Australian Flora Egg Boxes
Bird Sweet Dishes
Captial Cities Sweet Dishes
Capital Cities Plates
Australian Flora Miniature Vases
Bicentenary Plates
Bicentenary Other
Australian Native Animals Sweet Dishes
Australian Flora Sweet Dishes – Banks (Sir Joseph) Series
Australian Flora Round Trays
Kangaroo Cameos
Australian Floral Emblems: Miniature Round Lidded Boxes
Royal Agricultural Society NSW
Australian Flora Brooches
Sydney Olympics 2000
Federation Centenary
Thimbles
Bud Vases
Egg Shape Boxes
Sydney Cove Items
Special commissions/miscellaneous
Notes

 

 

Portrait Medallions and other early pieces

 

Sydney Cove Medallion

1789

13 known examples:- 3 x Bronze/Black, 2 x Cream, 7 x Black, 1 x Brown/Black

Sydney Cove Medallion

1789/90

Buff/Biscuit colour

Sydney Cup

1789

Whereabouts unknown, presumed lost

Sydney Cove Medallion

1800’s and 1830’s

Solid pale blue jasper

Sydney Cove Medallion

1800’s and 1880’s

Dark blue jasper dip

Sydney Cove Medallion

1880’s

White on sage green jasper dip; 2 versions.

Sydney Cove Medallion

1900’s

Black basalt

Sydney Cove Medallion

1911

Commissioned by Anthony Hordern & Sons Department Store

Sydney Cove Medallion

1914

White on dark blue jasper, set in wooden box

Sydney Cove Medallion

1914

White on dark blue jasper, set in onyx box

Sydney Cove Medallion Plaques

1920’s

Bert Bentley. Medallions white relief on mid-blue Jasper dip, pale blue and sage green jasper.

Sydney Cove Medallion 1924 White on black, decorated by Bert Bentley.

Sydney Cove Medallion

1946

Embossed lavender Queen’s Ware

Sydney Cove Medallion

1954

Biscuit Queen’s Ware (2 only produced)

Sydney Cove Medallion

1938

Sesquicentenary of The First Fleet landing

Sydney Cove Medallion

1955

Plaque

Sydney Cove Medallion 1964 Six in black basalt, decorated by Tom Harper.
Sydney Cove Medallion 1966 Six in black basalt.

Sydney Cove Medallion

1973

Plaque; made for the opening of the Sydney  House.

Sydney Cove Medallion

1975

Buff jasper, mounted in fitted box, for Old Sydney Town

Sydney Cove Medallion

1988

White on pale blue jasper for the AMP Society

Sydney Cove Medallion

1988

White on royal blue jasper for the AMP Society

Sydney Cove Medallion

1988

 Portland blue jasper, for Australian bicentenary

Sydney Cove Medallion (Plaque)

1988

 White on dark blue jasper

Sydney Cove Medallion

1995

 Buff (Cane) jasper, for Opening of Museum of Sydney

James Cook Portrait Medallions

1777

Wedgwood & Bentley - basalt and mid blue jasper dip over solid slate blue

James Cook Portrait Medallion

c.1780

 3 versions:3 buttons on outer jacket, then 2, then 1.

James Cook Portrait Medallion

 

 Large, mid blue jasper -Wellington NZ. Only one.

James Cook Portrait Medallion

C1924

 

James Cook Portrait Medallion 1957 White on pale blue jasper. Produced for the Hakluyt Society of London.
James Cook Portrait Medallion
1968 White on pale blue with white husk border. Edition of 200 for Maggs Bros, London, to commemorate the bicentenary of Cook's first voyage.

Another, white on pale blue jasper. 
James Cook Portrait Medallion 1970 White on pale blue jasper
James Cook Portrait Medallion
1973 White on lilac with white husk border; 3/4 profile. 200th anniversary of Cook's landing in Australia.
James Cook Portrait Medallion
1997 White on pale blue with husk border. Special order, one only.
James Cook Portrait Medallion C2000 Profile, white on pale blue jasper. Decorated by Dale Marc Bowen. Occasion and date uncertain.

Johann Reinhold Forster Portrait Medallion

1776

Wedgwood & Bentley - White on pale blue jasper

Sir Joseph Banks Portrait Medallion

1775

Wedgwood & Bentley - Basalt

Sir Joseph Banks Portrait Medallion

c1777

Wedgwood & Bentley - Mid blue jasper over solid pale blue.

Sir Joseph Banks Portrait Medallion

1779

Wedgwood & Bentley - Pale blue jasper

Sir Joseph and Lady Dorothea Banks

1790’s

Pair Portrait Medallions in lilac dip jasper

Sir Joseph Banks Portrait Medallion

1795/1805

 

Sir Joseph Banks Portrait Medallion

C1880

White on solid pale blue jasper; Thomas Lovatt.

Sir Joseph Banks Portrait Medallion

1920’s

Bert Bentley, 33cm x 23cm; white on pale blue jasper. 3-4 examples known.

Dr Daniel Solander Portrait Medallion

1775/1780

Wedgwood & Bentley - Black basalt, blue jasper dip and pale blue jasper

Dr Daniel Solander Portrait Medallions

C1900

Bert Bentley, pale blue jasper and black jasper

Dr Daniel Solander Portrait Medallion

1920

Tricolour jasper

Dr Daniel Solander Portrait Medallion

1920’s

Bert Bentley 33cm x 23cm. White on pale blue jasper; 3-4 examples known.

Charles Darwin Portrait Medallion

 

White on sage green jasper

Charles Darwin Portrait Medallion

1870

White on pale blue jasper

Charles Darwin Portrait Medallion

2010

White on pale blue jasper

 

 

 

Duke of York (King George VI) Portrait Medallion

C1927

To commemorate the First Session of Parliament in Canberra

Duchess of York (Mother of QEII) Portrait Medallion

C1927

To commemorate the First Session of Parliament in Canberra

Sir Ross Smith Portrait Medallion

 1946

White on pale blue jasper. Portrait by Arnold Machin. First Australian to have a Wedgwood portrait medallion

 

Sir Keith Smith Portrait Medallion

 

 

White on pale blue jasper

Australian Flora Dinner Services 1883/95

1883/1895

Queen’s Ware transfer printed and hand tinted

Australian Flora Wash Jugs and Wash Basins

1885

Queen’s Ware transfer printed with gold edging

Australian Flora Punch Pot

1879

Queen’s Ware transfer printed

Australian Flora Queen's ware plate

C1882

Blue transfer print, Native Fuchsia, Australian Christmas Bells and Bush Pea

 

 

 

Australian Flora Plates

c1914

Hand painted bone china; Arthur Dale Holland

Coronation Plate for Edward VII

1902

Bone China, included British Empire crests

Coronation Plate for George V

1911

Bone China, included British Empire crests

Australia Vase

1906

2 in pale blue jasper with green wash and white reliefs (Mitchell Library, Sydney); 2 in pale blue with white reliefs (Honolulu Academy of Art and Jones Collection, Sydney); 1 in pale blue jasper with green wash to Cook medallion only, white reliefs (Sold by Etruria Antiques Gallery, Melbourne).

 

Dinner Services

Day Dawn Hotel, Townsville

1883

Tattersalls Hotel, Cloncurry

1883

Australian Club, Melbourne

1887

Parliament House, Brisbane

 

Menzies Hotel, Sydney

 

Regent Hotel, Sydney

 

Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney

 

Queens Head Hotel, Townsville

1886

Bellevue Hotel, Townsville

1885

Belmore Arms Hotel, Rockhampton

1885

Alexandra Hotel, Townsville

 

Parliament House, Melbourne

 

Australian Parliament House, Canberra

 

Parliament House, Sydney

 

Commonwealth Bank

 

Royal Visit Dinnerware – gold crested bone china for Government House, Canberra

1962

Qantas, including napkin rings for sale to customers

1971

TAA

1980

Australian Airlines

1986

Consulates and Embassies

 

Tattersall’s Club – Brisbane

 

Athenaeum Club - Melbourne

 

 

Miscellanea

Sydney NSW Miniature Caldecott Fern Pot, miniature vase

C1914

Dark blue dip for Harry Barnard Visit - 1914

Sydney NSW lidded Match Striker Box

C1914

Cobalt Jasper Dip

South Australia miniature jug, miniature mug, miniature Portland Vase

C1915

Dark blue dip for Harry Barnard visit - 1914

Queensland miniature squat Vase

 C1915

Dark blue dip for Harry Barnard Visit - 1914

Western Australia armorial miniatures

C1914

Dark blue jasper dip for Harry Barnard Visit - 1914

Victorian Coat of Arms Sweet Dish

 

Bone china

Cockatoo

 1916

Black basalt, designed by Ernest Light.

Nursery pieces by Daisy Makeig-Jones depicted Kangaroos

1916

Queen's ware

Cobble and Zoo pattern

 C1917

Queen's ware pattern by Daisy Makeig-Jones

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kangaroo figure

 1927

Designed by John Skeaping. Moonstone, black basalt, Queen's ware, celadon and straw glaze.

 

 

 

Coronation Bowl for Edward VIII

 1936

Queen's ware; with Empire crests.

Coronation Bowl for George VI

1937

Adapted from Edward VIII bowl.

 

 

 

Sydney NSW City Coat of Arms cameo

 1951

4.7cm; white on pale blue jasper - Trial?

South Australia Coat of Arms cameo

 1951

4.7cm; white on pale blue jasper  - Trial?

Western Australia Coat of Arms cameo

 1951

4.7cm; white on pale blue jasper – Trial?

Queensland Coat of Arms cameo

 1951

4.7cm; white on pale blue jasper – Trial?

 

 

 

Sydney Coat of Arms Sweet Dish

 1961

White on pale blue jasper

 

Sydney Coat of Arms scalloped Sweet Dish

 

1961

 

 

 

 

De Sainson Sydney View Plates

 1962

Set of 4 Queen's ware transfer printed; 2,000 sets, commissioned by David Jones department store.

De Sainson Sydney View Plates

 1962

Bone china special edition for collectors

Old City Views, Melbourne Plates

 1974

Set of 4 Queen's ware transfer printed. 2,000 sets, commissioned by Myer Department Store.

Arabesque Bowl

 1969

Blue jasper 26cm dia, 11cm high; 3 prototypes (Two with J Bench, one with Etruria Antiques Gallery), reliefs Capt. Cook, Aust. map, wattle and leaves

Captain Cook Sweet Dish

 1970

White on pale blue jasper

 

 

 

Australian Pioneers Portrait Medallions (Cook, Banks, Solander)

 1974

White on Portland Blue jasper. Boxed.

     

Sydney Opera House Plate

 1974

White on pale blue jasper

Sydney Opera House Sweet Dish

 1974

White on pale blue jasper

Sydney Opera House Cufflinks

 1974

White on pale blue jasper

Sydney Opera House 10th anniversary plate 1983 White on pale blue jasper
Sydney Opera House Plates (11, 17 and 22cm) 1995 White on pale blue jasper
Sydney Opera House Thimble ?1973 White on pale blue jasper

 

 

 

Mathew Flinders plate

 1974

White on pale blue jasper

 

 

 

Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne: Edme Coupe Dish

 1980

17cm; Commissioned by Buckley & Nunn Dept. Store

 

 

 

Glass Paperweight by King’s Lynn Glass

 

100th Anniversary International Exhibition Melbourne commissioned by Buckley & Nunn Dept. Store

 

 

 

QEII Silver Jubilee of accession goblet with cameo

 1977

Tricolour jasper; diced.

QEII Silver Jubilee of coronation

 1978

Tricolour jasper; diced.

 

 

 

Western Australia 150th Anniversary Plate

 1979

White on pale blue jasper

 

 

 

Award for Excellence Sweet Dish

 1984

White on pale blue jasper

Award for Excellence Sweet Dish

 1985

White on sage jasper

Award for Excellence Sweet Dish

 1986

White on pink jasper

Award for Excellence Sweet Dish

 1987

White on black jasper

Award for Excellence Sweet Dish

 1988

Pale blue on royal blue jasper

Award for Excellence Sweet Dish

 1989

White on terracotta jasper
Another, black basalt or black jasper. 

Award for Excellence framed medallion

 1988

Pale blue on royal blue jasper

Award for Excellence framed medallion 1990 Black basalt (? - probably jasper) with gold lettering.

(assume other framed medallions done to coincide with Sweet Dishes)

 

 

 

Australian Ballet Sweet Dish 1989 Lisa Pavane in white relief on pale blue.

Royal Visit to Australia

1977

QEII Trophy Plate

Royal Visit Plate

1986

White on pale blue jasper

Royal Visit Plate

1982

White on terracotta jasper

Royal Visit Sweet Dish

1982

White on terracotta jasper

Royal Visit  Sweet Dish

 1983

 

Prince Charles and Diana  White on terracotta

Royal Visit Coupe Plate

 1983

Prince Charles and Diana White on terracotta16.5cm

 

 

 

America’s Cup Sweet Dish

 

Qantas pale blue on white jasper

America’s Cup Australia II Plate

 1983

White on pale blue jasper

America’s Cup Australia II Plate

 1983

White on Portland blue jasper

America’s Cup Defence Plate

1986

White on pale blue jasper

America’s Cup Challenge Plate

1986

White on black jasper

America’s Cup Round Tray

1986

White on pale blue jasper

America’s Cup Round Tray

1986

White on blue jasper

America’s Cup Spoon

 1986

White on black jasper

America’s Cup Cufflinks

1986

White on black jasper, gold mount

America’s Cup Pendant

1986

White on black jasper

America’s Cup Cufflinks

1986

White on black jasper silver mount (Qantas)

America’s Cup Stick Pin

1986

Black jasper (Qantas)

America’s Cup Stick Pin

1987

Gold metal yacht on black basalt

 

 

 

South Australia 150th Anniversary Plate

 1986

White on pale blue jasper

South Australia 150th Anniversary Plate

 1986

Tri-colour jasper

 

 

 

Map of Australia Sweet Dish

 1988

White on pale blue jasper

     
Wattle Plate 2011 12cm Octagonal
Wattle Vase 1980 Trial.
White on pale blue jasper

 

Australian Flora Sweet Dishes

Jasper, 1985:

 

Pink Heath

 Victoria

 White on pale blue

Waratah

 NSW

 Pink on white

Sturt Desert Pea

 SA

 Pink on teal

Cooktown Orchid

 Qld

 White on cane

Sturt’s Desert Rose

 NT

 Pink on pale blue

Royal Bluebell

 ACT

 Pale blue on white

Kangaroo Paw

 WA

 Sage green on cane

Blue Gum

 Tas

 White on sage

Wattle

 Australia

 Cane on white

 

Composite Plate 21 cm

 1987

 White on pale blue

Pink Heath Thimble

 1985

 White on pink jasper

 

Australian Flora Egg Boxes

Jasper, 1985-88:

 

Christmas Bells

Pink on sage green

Pink Heath

White on blue

Waratah

White on pink

Cooktown Orchid

White on cane

Sturt Desert Pea

White on teal

Kangaroo Paw

Sage on white

Royal Bluebells

Pale blue on white

Sturt Desert Rose

Pink on pale blue

Blue Gum

White on sage

Wattle

Cane on sage

 

Bird Sweet Dishes

Jasper, 1985-1988

Swan (WA)

Black on cane

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

White on pink

Emu

White on sage

Kookaburra/Kingfisher

White on pale blue

Wren

White on royal blue

Lyre Bird

Terracotta on sage

Composite

White on Portland blue. Included the Fairy Penguin

 

Capital Cities Sweet Dishes

Jasper, 1989:

Canberra

Parliament House

 White on pale blue

Adelaide

Statue of Colonel Light and Adelaide Skyline

 White on lilac

Darwin

Govt. House

 White on terracotta

Brisbane

City Skyline and Brisbane River

 White on cane

Melbourne

City Skyline and Yarra River

 White on sage green

Sydney

Opera House and Harbour Bridge

 White on Portland blue

Perth

City Skyline and Swan River

 White on pink

Hobart

Tasman Bridge and Mt Wellington

 White on grey

Composite Plate

 

21cm, white on Portland blue

 

Capital Cities Plates

Jasper, 17cm:

Sydney

 1982

White on pale blue

Brisbane

1982

White on pale blue

Perth

1983

White on pale blue

Melbourne

1984

White on pale blue

Adelaide

1986

White on pale blue

Hobart

1986

White on pale blue

Darwin

 1988

White on pale blue

Canberra

 1989

White on pale blue

Composite Capital Cities

 1989

White on pale blue

 

Australian Flora Miniature Vases

Jasper, 1985-1988:

Pink Heath

Pink on white

Waratah

White on pale blue

Cooktown Orchid

White on cane

Sturt Desert Pea

White on teal

Kangaroo Paw

Sage on white

Sturt Desert Rose

White on pink

Royal Bluebells

Pale blue on white

Blue Gum

White on sage

Acacia/Wattle

Cane on white

 

 

 

Bicentenary Plates

White on pale blue jasper, 1986:

The First Settlement

Exploring the Outback

Gold – The Rush to Nationhood

On the Sheep’s Back

Off to the War

Bridging the Gap

Composite Plate

 

The above series also produced in white on sage green, including the Composite Plate

 

Bicentenary Other

1988:

Arabesque Bicentenary Bowl

 1988

White on royal blue jasper

Arabesque Bicentenary Bowl

 1988

Pale blue jasper dip with sage green, primrose on white jasper body with gold inscription

 

 

 

Arthur Phillip Candy Box

 1988

White on pale blue jasper

Arthur Phillip Bud Vase

 1988

White on pale blue jasper

Arthur Phillip Portrait Medallion

 1988

White on pale blue jasper

Arthur Phillip Sweet Dish

 1988

White on pale blue jasper

Arthur Phillip Tri-colour Engine Turned Trophy Plate

 1988

Royal blue and white on pale blue

 

 

 

Waratah Sweet Dish

 1988

White on pale blue “NSW First State 88” in royal blue print Made for Bicentenary exhibition Darling Harbour

Sydney Cove Medallion sweet dish

1989

White on pale blue jasper

Australia Bowl 1988 Bone china. Wattle border, coats of arms of each state and territory and Commonwealth of Australia in 24 carat gold on inside. Hand painted scenes of the national capital decorate the outside, presented to the people of Australia by Sir Arthur Bryan in Sydney on 10-3-1988.

 

Australian Native Animals Sweet Dishes

White on pale blue jasper, 1989:

Kangaroo

Frill Necked Lizard

Platypus

Koala

Echidna

Tasmanian Devil

Numbat

Sugar Glider

Wombat

Composite 21cm plate, white on pale blue jasper - 1994

 

Banks Cachepot

Banksias, Christmas Bells and Flannel Flower

1989

White on pale blue jasper

Banks Cachepot

Bottlebrush, Everlasting Daisy and Darwinia

1993

White on pale blue jasper

 

 

 

 

Australia Bowl

20cm white on pale blue jasper

1990

 9 wildflowers

Australia Bowl

20cm white and royal blue on pale blue jasper

1990

9 wildflowers

 

 

 

 

Sydney Sweet Dish

Opera House and Harbour Bridge

1991

White on pale blue jasper

Melbourne Sweet Dish

Skyline and Yarra River

1991

White on pale blue jasper

 

 

 

 

Wildflower Plate

Native Fuchsia, Australian Christmas Bells and Bush Pea

1992

Blue transfer print on Queen's ware

 

Australian Flora Sweet Dishes – Banks (Sir Joseph) Series

Jasper, 1994:

White Flannel Flower on cane

White Banksia on pale blue

White Everlasting Daisy on primrose

White Christmas Bells on sage green

White Darwinia flower on grey

White Bottlebrush on pink

White Mountain Devil on terracotta

White Drumstick/Isopogon flower on Portland blue

White Teatree on lilac

Composite Plate 21cm white on pale blue  - 1996

Composite Plate 21cm white and pale blue on Portland blue - 1996

 

Australian Flora Round Trays

Jasper, 1996:

(moulded interpretation  of engine-turning on edge)

Western Australia Wildflowers Series

White Grevillea on sage green

White Banksia on terracotta

White Geraldton Wax on pink

White Cowslip Orchid on yellow

White Leschenaultia on lilac

Black Kangaroo Paw – white on pale blue

 

Kangaroo Cameos

Wedgwood Society of NSW

1994

White on pale blue jasper

1995

White on black jasper

1996

White on terracotta jasper

1997

Black on cane jasper

 

Australian Floral Emblems: Miniature Round Lidded Boxes

Jasper, 1995:

ACT Royal Bluebell

White on Portland blue

W.A. Kangaroo Paw

White on terracotta

Tasmanian Flowering Blue Gum

White on sage

NT Sturt Desert Rose

White on grey

SA Sturt Desert Pea

White on lilac

National Wattle

White on cane

Victoria Pink Heath

White on pink

NSW Waratah

White on pale blue

Qld Cooktown Orchid

White on primrose

 

Royal Agricultural Society NSW

17cm Plate

 1996

White on pale blue jasper

Medallion Award

 1997

White on pale blue jasper

Medallion Award

 1998

White on sage green jasper

 

Australian Flora Brooches

1998:

White wattle on pale blue

White Waratah on Portland blue

 

Sydney Olympics 2000

 

Pin Dishes in white on pale blue jasper

Athletics

Weightlifting

Discus

Basketball

Swimming

Gymnastics

Equestrian

21cm Composite Plate with all the above

 

 

Bone China, blue print, Olympic logo

20cm Plate

8cm Lidded Box

7.5cm Sweet Dish

Mug

Bone china, 5 colour print, Olympic logo:-

20cm Plate

8cm Lidded Box

7.5cm Sweet Dish

Mug

 

Grecian Plate Collection.

Bone China. Brown and black print on white:

Runner

Marathon

Discus

Wrestlers

 

Figurines

Torch Bearer Figurine 

Black porcelain

Javelin Thrower 

Black porcelain

Discus Thrower 

Black porcelain

The Victory jasper plaque

White on Portland blue

The Wrestlers jasper plaque

White on pale blue

Olympic Medallion

White on Portland blue

Coupe Plate 15cm Australian Flag/Olympic Rings

White on pale blue jasper

Sweet Dish 10cm Australian Flag/Olympic Rings

White on pale blue jasper

Lidded (Apollo shape) Box 10.5cm x 8cm Australian Flag/Olympic Rings

White on pale blue jasper

Olympic Victory Urn

“Encaustic” style

 

Federation Centenary

2001

Bone China wall plaque

The Opening of the First Parliament, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building; copy of painting by Tom Roberts

Bone China Charger

 “Celebration Squares”

Rotunda Federation Celebration Centenary Round lidded box, bone china

 

Rotunda Federation Celebration Sweet Dish, bone china

 

Rotunda Federation Centenary Jasper Bowl 20cm

 White on pale blue

Rotunda Federation Centenary Jasper Coupe Plate 17cm

 White on pale blue

Centenary of Federation Australia Vase

 Tri-colour jasper

 

Thimbles

For Sydney Opera House thimble, see Miscellanea.

Jasper, 2004:

January

White Carnation on sage

February

White Violet on pale blue

March

White Daffodil on cane

April

White Sweet Pea on Portland blue

May

White Lily of the Valley on stone

June

White Rose on pink

July

Portland blue Larkspur on pale blue

August

White Gladiolus on terracotta

September

White Aster on lilac

October

White Marigold on black

November

Pale blue Chrysanthemum on stone

December  

White Narcissus on primrose

 

Bud Vases

 Jasper, 13.5cm, 2004:

Flannel Flowers

Stone on pale blue

Christmas Bells

Pale blue on stone

 

Egg Shape Boxes

Jasper, 2004:

Flannel Flowers

Blue on stone

Christmas Bells

Stone on blue

 

Sydney Cove Items

Blue Print on white Bone china, 2009

Sydney Cove Medallion design oval platter

Sydney Cove Medallion design round plate (boxed with Perth Mint silver SCM coin)

Sydney Cove Medallion design bone china Mug

 

Special commissions/miscellaneous:-

Shore School, Sydney: Keith Murray Mug

 

 

1938

Queen's ware

Kangaroo Plate

1950’s

Cream coloured earthenware with celadon wash

 

The Queen’s Beast Vase

 

1953

Made in conjunction with Copeland, RCD, Royal Doulton and Worcester for the Coronation of QEII; The Lion (England) and Red Dragon (Wales) by Wedgwood.

Base made of Australian black bean, and includes shields of each country in the Commonwealth.

One in Australia, at Parliament House, Canberra.

Commonwealth Bank Plate

 

Elephant in red; trial only

Wedgwood Society of Australia 20cm Plate

1973

Black basalt with gilt inscription; 500 made.

J. Blackwood and Son white bone china dish

1978

Commonwealth Coat of Arms in gold

Children’s Medical Research Plate (1)

1980 

White on pale blue jasper

Children’s Medical Research Plate (2)
1980 Bone china, decorated with bandaged bear.

Centenary of the Ashes Plate

1982

 

Wedgwood Collectors Society Membership Plate

1981

White on pale blue jasper

America's Cup Sweet Dish (Perth)

1987

White on pale blue jasper

Wedgwood Collectors’ Society Membership Plate

1989

While on lilac jasper

Qantas Kangaroo Golf cup

1985

White on pale blue jasper, whereabouts unknown

Philips Soccer League Annual Award

1981

White on pale blu jasper acanthus leaf bowl with gilt lettered inscription.

Masonic Lodge Sweet Dish

1988

White on pale blue jasper

David Jones Sweet Dish

1988

Sesquicentenary: white crest on pale blue jasper.

Sydney Garrison Church Sweet Dish

1989

White on pale blue jasper

Australian Ballet sweet dish

1989

White on pale blue jasper.
Lisa Pavane in Swan Lake

City of Sydney Vase

1992

Sydney Coat of Arms on one side and The Sydney Cove Medallion on the other.  Three made; one presented to QEII in 1992, 2 retained by the City of Sydney.

Glen Innes Standing Stones Sweet Dish

1992

White on pale blue jasper with gilded stars

Royal Guide Dogs for the Blind Sweet Dish

1992

White on sage; also white on pale blue.

Australian Jockey Club Sweet Dish sesquicentenary

1992

White on pale blue jasper

Kangaroo Figure

1994

Noah’s Ark series. Queen's ware, printed.

Sydney Church of England Girl’s Grammar School Sweet Dish

 1995

White on royal blue

St. Joseph’s College Plate

 

White on pale blue jasper

St. Joseph’s College Sweet Dish

 

Bone china; School Coat of Arms

Brisbane Church of England Grammar Plate

 

White on pale blue jasper

Kambala School for Girl’s Sweet Dish

 

Grey on cane jasper

Koala Sweet Dish

 

White on pale blue jasper

Wedgwood Society of New South Wales Trophy Plate

 

Josiah Wedgwood in centre; Inscribed John Mohin as Patron of WSNSW. Presented to the Society 1996.

Guide Dogs Association of Australia plate.   White on blue jasper; special edition of 3,000, 16.5cm in diameter. Date unknown.
St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne.   White on blue jasper; 16.5cm in diameter. Date unknown but likely 1980 or 1981 for a centenary.

Meriden School Sweet Dish

 1997

Centenary. White on mid blue jasper

Sir Donald Bradman figurine in bisque porcelain

 2002

 Bradman Museum and Legends Genuine Memorabilia. Limited Edition of 2,000.

Australian of the Year Vase and Medallion

 2004 (and subsequent years)

Commonwealth of Australia Coat of Arms

Honorary Australian of the Year Vase and Medallion

2004 (and subsequent years)

Commonwealth of Australia Coat of Arms.

Young Australian Achiever of the Year

 2004 (and subsequent years)

Black Basalt [?] Dancing Hours Bowl and Medallion

Vase

 2010

Wattle and leaves; white on pale blue jasper Trial?

 

Notes

Disclaimer: This was never intended to be the “be all and end all” list of Wedgwood made with an Australian connection or to cover every edition of any one item.  Nor was it intended to be a scholarly research paper – it is simply a List.  It was initially done to help two new collectors who want to concentrate their collection on this theme.  It has grown from there to be somewhat more definitive but by no means complete.  Any corrections or additions will be welcomed to mcjmj22@bigpond.net.au.

I have used company records including Wedgwood Collectors’ Society newsletters, plus proceedings from WIS seminars, The Australian Wedgwood Review published by the Wedgwood Society of NSW, the monographs of L. Richard Smith and contributions offered by individual collectors from their own collections, not specifically named so as to maintain their privacy.

Some written resources from past years have been found to be inaccurate after siting actual examples and also with new information coming to hand.

My thanks to Lee (Bradshaw) for his editing and formatting  of the list.

To quote Harry Buten from his book “Wedgwood Rarities":

 

To a Wedgwood collector for rarity
There’s a test more important than scarcity
If it’s my very own
Then its rarity’s shown
And others I scorn with hilarity

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