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Wedgwood, Wedgewood China, replacement china including Ralph Lauren patterns made in Staffordshire, England.

Wedgwood (Wedgewood) china pattern Academy Gold, Academy Platinum, Amherst, Basic Collection, Beresford, California, Celestial Platinum, Claire, Clearwater, Cornucopia, Countryside, Crown Gold, Crown Platinum, Dickens Coaching Days, English Harvest, Grand Gourmet, Guy Buffet, Hedge Rose, Heritage Blue, Kent, Liberty Blue, Lustreware, Mayfair, Megan, Meredith, Oriental Pheasant, Palatia, Persephone Gold, Phoebe Blue, Platinum Plume, Provence Queen's Ware, Queen's Lace, Queen's Plain, Queen's White, Reflection, Romantic England, Royal Blue, Royal Homes of Britain, Royal Blue, Seville, Signet Platinum, St Moritz, and Windsor Black.

History of the Wedgwood China Production: Wedgwood China has its origins in 1759, when Josiah Wedgwood established a pottery near Stoke-on-Trent at the former Ivy House works in Burslem, England. By 1761, Wedgwood had perfected a superior quality, inexpensive clear-glazed creamware that proved very successful. Wedgwood moved his pottery from the Ivy House to the larger Brick House works in Burslem in 1764. Wedgwood china continued to grow in stature until 1766, at which time Wedgwood was appointed "Potter To Her Majesty" by Queen Charlotte. Wedgwood immediately named his creamware "Queen's Ware". Wedgwood china was produced at the Brick House works until 1772. See more information at bottom of this page:

Wedgwood built a new factory in Etruria, which began operating in 1769, the same year he formed a partnership with Thomas Bently. Wedgwood's most famous set of Queen's Ware, the 1,000 piece "Frog" service, created for Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, was produced at the Etruria factory in 1774. By the late 1770s, the Wedgwood product line included black basalt, creamware, jasper, pearlware, and redware. Moonlight luster was made from 1805 to 1815. Bone china was produced from 1812 to 1822, and revived in 1878. Fairyland luster was introduced in 1915, but all luster production ended in 1932.

In 1906, a Wedgwood china museum was established at the Etruria pottery. A new factory was built at nearby Barlaston in 1940, and the museum was moved to and expanded at this location. The Etruria works was closed in 1950. During the 1960s and 1970s, Wedgwood acquired many English potteries, including William Adams & Sons, Coalport, Susie Cooper, Crown Staffordshire, Johnson Brothers, Mason's Ironstone, J.& G. Meakin, Midwinter Companies, Precision Studios, and Royal Tuscan.

Today, the Wedgwood Group is one of the largest fine china and earthenware manufacturers in the world. Wedgwood's marketing strength centers on the breadth of its wares - in style, type, and price range, varying from luxurious fine bone china tableware to inexpensive earthenware and oven-to-tableware.

Design is an essential factor. Wedgwood Group companies are served by a large, highly qualified, and experience team of designers and modelers, supplemented by contributions from eminent contemporary artists. The company prides itself on the fact that its continuing success is based upon skilled craftsmanship that is allied to advanced technology, coupled with imaginative design, and supported by energetic marketing. Over the year's, Wedgwood has received eleven Queen's Awards to industry for export achievement.