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Josiah Wedgwood & Sons



  • Existence: 1827 - 2009

Biographical / Historical

Acquired in 1986 by Waterford Glass Group, which was renamed Waterford Wedgwood plc in July / August 1989.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant letters to Kenneth Clark and Jane Clark

Call Number: MSS 39

The collection comprises correspondence from the artistic partners, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, to the art historian Kenneth Clark and his wife, Elizabeth “Jane” (née Martin).

Dates: ca. 1920-ca.1969

Clare Leighton collection

Call Number: MSS 7

The collection comprises original artwork and manuscript material by Clare Leighton for a series of 12 Queen's ware plates representing New England industries, produced by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in 1952.

Dates: 1949-1953

Printed prospectus for the Wedgwood series of Leighton plates, with order form, [circa 1952]

 Item — 1: Series 3; Series 4; Series 5, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series III
Scope and Contents: Includes brief descriptions of each activity with images of the 12 plates; with a detachable order form."The new series of Wedgwood captures the sturdy charm of New England. Sold only in complete sets of twelve plates at $36.00.""New England Industries, a series of twelve Wedgwood plates reproducing woodcuts by Clare Leighton, perhaps America's best known graphic artist, represents those industries that form the foundation of the New England heritage. They portray the...
Dates: [circa 1952]