These stunning plates show a colorful adaptation of Daisy Makeig-Jones’s ‘Butterfly’ pattern, with a rainbow of bright and beautiful enamels decorating the insects. Though not Makeig-Jones’s famous lustrewares, the pair of Butterfly plates speaks to lustre’s beginnings at Wedgwood. Their stippled, deep blue ground is the result of the factory’s successful experimentation in replicating 18th-century Chinese bleu soufflé, or powder blue, porcelains. Makeig-Jones innovatively combined this technique with underglaze mottling, lustre, and gilding to create her Ordinary and Fairyland Lustres. The plates’ borders, decorated with delicately gilded chinoiserie scenes, further highlight the powder blue’s artistic inspiration source.