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Wedgwood vintage porcelain jewelry

Wedgwood vintage porcelain jewelry

Melpomene (muse of tragedy) pendant brooch, 1891. Green biscuit porcelain, stucco molding, sterling silver. Wedgwood vintage porcelain jewelry

Wedgwood vintage porcelain jewelry
In the hands of Melpomene is the mournful mask that she holds as a sign of grief for her daughters. They symbolize life experience and reflect the idea that the whole world is a theater of the gods, and people in it only fulfill the roles prescribed to them.
Founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, the company became the innovator in porcelain manufacture and Wedgwood today is called the “father of English pottery.” The founder of the ceramics factory became the creator of exquisite cream faience coated with the finest glaze, as well as the unique ceramic material “Black Basalt” based on Egyptian clay. And his invention of new pottery under the name “Jasper” was described as the most important achievement in the history of ceramics, starting with the Chinese discovery of porcelain about 1000 years earlier. In addition, Josiah Wedgwood was the first to apply ceramic engraving. Also, he continued the John Dwight idea with false reliefs, and now we can admire the famous Wedgwood cameos.
But Wedgwood porcelain is not only dishes – brooches, pendants and medallions decorated with silver, gold, or polished steel, and shiny precious stones. The contrast between the sparkling rim and the delicate cameo inside was quite spectacular. Such brooches were especially popular in the first half of the 19th century.
Wedgwood porcelain is out of fashion and still enjoys great fame.

Catherine II, Empress of Russia, oval cameo with the portrait of the Empress, decorated with diamonds

Catherine II, Empress of Russia, oval cameo with the portrait of the Empress, decorated with diamonds

Josiah Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795)

Wedgwood vintage porcelain jewelry

On the bicentenary of the birth of the 'father of English ceramists'

On the bicentenary of the birth of the ‘father of English ceramists’. Against a black background is a white subtle bas-relief of Josiah Wedgwood (1730 – 1795) in profile. Master Ornamentalist Bert Bentley (1878 – 1937)

Amur set of earrings and brooch. 1970s

Amur set of earrings and brooch. 1970s

Angel Children brooch. 1974

Angel Children brooch. 1974

Aphrodite pendant made of jasper porcelain and silver, cornflower blue background, white bas-relief. 1974

Aphrodite pendant made of jasper porcelain and silver, cornflower blue background, white bas-relief. 1974

Bas-relief of Edward VIII (1894 - 1972) in profile, pendant. 1937

Bas-relief of Edward VIII (1894 – 1972) in profile, pendant. 1937

Black oval brooch. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1972

Black oval brooch. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1972

Cupid brooch, 1963. Biscuit porcelain, stucco molding, sterling silver

Cupid brooch, 1963. Biscuit porcelain, stucco molding, sterling silver

Cupid cameo brooch pendant, 12 K gold

Cupid cameo brooch pendant, 12 K gold

'Cupid is about to shoot' cameo and a beautiful frame by Van Dell in 12K gold. signature 'Wedgwood Made in England', framed by a bracelet signature Van Dell 12KGF

‘Cupid is about to shoot’ cameo and a beautiful frame by Van Dell in 12K gold. signature ‘Wedgwood Made in England’, framed by a bracelet signature Van Dell 12KGF

'Dance of the Hours' brooch. Silver, porcelain 1975

‘Dance of the Hours’ brooch. Silver, porcelain 1975

'Dance of the Hours'. 1977 blue brooch

‘Dance of the Hours’. 1977 blue brooch

Dancing muse brooch. On a blue background from jasper porcelain a snow-white three-dimensional image of the Muse. Sterling silver with 14K gilding. 1970s

Dancing muse brooch. On a blue background from jasper porcelain a snow-white three-dimensional image of the Muse. Sterling silver with 14K gilding. 1970s

Egyptian collection pendant, limited edition. 7 cm, 1970s

Egyptian collection pendant, limited edition. 7 cm, 1970s

Egyptian motif pendant. 1970s. 7.2 cm

Egyptian motif pendant. 1970s. 7.2 cm

Greek Portrait Cufflinks, porcelain, silver. 1980s

Greek Portrait Cufflinks, porcelain, silver. 1980s

Jasperware terra-cotta black brooch, England 1957. Biscuit molding. 3 cm

Jasperware terra-cotta black brooch, England 1957. Biscuit molding. 3 cm

Mythological plot ring. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1950

Mythological plot ring. Sterling silver, porcelain. 1950

'Olympia' cameo brooch, 1969. Biscuit porcelain, stucco molding, sterling silver. 4.5 cm

‘Olympia’ cameo brooch, 1969. Biscuit porcelain, stucco molding, sterling silver. 4.5 cm

Porcelain Cufflinks, Silver, 1980s

Portland vase pim. The most famous jasper porcelain item

Portland vase pim. The most famous jasper porcelain item

Red deer Wedgwood Jasperware brooch, England 1950. Biscuit porcelain, stucco molding, gilded brass. 3.5 cm

Red deer Wedgwood Jasperware brooch, England 1950. Biscuit porcelain, stucco molding, gilded brass. 3.5 cm

Russian Empress Catherine II cameo

Russian Empress Catherine II cameo

Signature

Signature

Taurus pendant, silver, England, 1978. Jasperware, biscuit porcelain, stucco molding, black basalt

Taurus pendant, silver, England, 1978. Jasperware, biscuit porcelain, stucco molding, black basalt

Terpsichore pendant, silver, England, 1973

Terpsichore pendant, silver, England, 1973

Very rare clips of 1966. Framed by sterling silver

Very rare clips of 1966. Framed by sterling silver

Vintage pendant, biscuit (jasper) porcelain in silver, 1960s

Vintage pendant, biscuit (jasper) porcelain in silver, 1960s

White Taurus pendant, silver, gold plated, 1978. Jasperware, biscuit porcelain, stucco molding

White Taurus pendant, silver, gold plated, 1978. Jasperware, biscuit porcelain, stucco molding