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Set of 12 ‘Butterfly’ Plates

ca. 1920

Daisy Makeig-Jones (1881-1945, English) for Josiah Wedgwood & Sons

Bone china with enamels and gilding

8 7/8 in. Dm x 1 in. H (22.5 cm Dm x 2.5 cm H)

$5,200.00

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.

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.

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Condition

Excellent.

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Provenance

The Jill Napper Collection of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre

References

des Fontaines, Una. Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre: the Work of Daisy-Makeig Jones. 1975.

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Excellent.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

The Jill Napper Collection of Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre

des Fontaines, Una. Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre: the Work of Daisy-Makeig Jones. 1975.

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $75.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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