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Daisy Makeig-Jones, designer
English, 1881-1945

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, manufacturer

‘Butterfly’ clover box

ca. 1920

Bone china with ruby lustre glazes and gilding

3 1/2 in. L x 2 1/2 D 1 1/4 H (8.9 cm L x 5.1 cm D x 3.2 cm H)

$500.00

Designer Daisy Makeig-Jones created whimsical and unique ceramics for Wedgwood in the beginning of the 20th century. Her creations brought the factory back to the forefront of pottery innovation and provided middle-class consumers with an aesthetic escape during the years of the First World War. Indeed, Makeig-Jones’s lustrewares saw high sales during the war. The Z4827 lustre range on this box, featuring gilded butterflies on a ruby lustre exterior and with a mother-of-pearl lustre interior, was the second most popular in terms of quantities sold. A small box such as this one would have sat on a vanity as an affordable, everyday luxury item.

Designer Daisy Makeig-Jones created whimsical and unique ceramics for Wedgwood in the beginning of the 20th century. Her creations brought the factory back to the forefront of pottery innovation and provided middle-class consumers with an aesthetic escape during the years of the First World War. Indeed, Makeig-Jones’s lustrewares saw high sales during the war. The Z4827 lustre range on this box, featuring gilded butterflies on a ruby lustre exterior and with a mother-of-pearl lustre interior, was the second most popular in terms of quantities sold. A small box such as this one would have sat on a vanity as an affordable, everyday luxury item.

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Condition

Very good. Gilding in excellent condition. Some rubbing to ruby lustre glaze on edges on box, notably on the bottom.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

References

Una des Fontaines, Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre: the Work of Daisy-Makeig Jones (New York: Born-Hawes, 1975).

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Very good. Gilding in excellent condition. Some rubbing to ruby lustre glaze on edges on box, notably on the bottom.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Una des Fontaines, Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre: the Work of Daisy-Makeig Jones (New York: Born-Hawes, 1975).

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $50.

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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