Many people have heard of or seen Wedgwood china, porcelain, or luxury accessories. Wedgwood, which was founded by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759, is most known for its Portland Blue jasperware with cream decoration. In fact, Josiah Wedgwood was elected as a member of the Royal Society in 1783 following many of creations, such as Portland Blue which was an innovation that required experiments with more than 3,000 samples and his creation of the new form of creamware, a fine glazed earthenware, in 1765 that obtained official permission from the Queen’s Consort to be called “Queen’s Ware”. Josiah Wedgwood truly earned his title as the “Father of English Potters”.
Wedgwood has never lost its allure and reputation for elegance. As a symbol of British craftsmanship and excellence, Wedgwood pieces are popular throughout the world, especially popular in America and China. Often given as meaningful and luxurious pieces, Wedgwood started creating a commemorative and collectable Christmas plate and mug set in 1969. Every year the Christmas set, which is the traditional Portland Blue, depicts a meaningful British landmark using the brand’s trademark cream decoration. The first set, released in 1969, featured Windsor Castle.
Other plate and mug sets include Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Westminster Abbey and our personal favourite, Marble Arch. In 1981, Marble Arch was chosen to represent Great Britain on Wedgwood’s popular Christmas set.
Sadly, the Wedgwood commemorative Christmas sets were discontinued in 1988. However, we understand. After you feature Marble Arch, how could anything else live up to such high expectations?