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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1072304: Wedgwood Large Octagonal Bowl "Celestial Dragon" Daisy Makeig Jones , C.1920

Wedgwood Large Octagonal Bowl "Celestial Dragon" Daisy Makeig Jones , C.1920

£800    $1,043    €952
A Wedgwood dragon Lustre bowl, octagonal form,designed by Daisy Makeig Jones, pattern Z4616. Dated to the 1920s.
 
Decorated with the Celestial dragon in gilt on a mixed blue lustre background. Painted pattern number 'Z4616' and printed 'WEDGWOOD MADE IN ENGLAND', on the bottom.
 
Of all of Wedgwood's ware, the most highly prized and keenly sought are the company's range of Fairyland Lustre.
 
Fairyland Lustre was the name given to a range of ornamental lustre wares by "Daisy" Makeig-Jones (full name, Susannah Margaretta "Daisy" Makeig-Jones (1881–1945) who was a designer and artist for Wedgwood.
 
Daisy Makeig-Jones was born in Wath-upon-Dearne near Rotherham in Yorkshire, the eldest of seven children, and she came from a professional background.
 
After attending boarding school and studying the Torquay School of Art, she joined Wedgwood in 1909, aged in her late twenties. The first fairyland Lustre was produced from her designs in 1915.
 
Fairyland Lustre is characterised by bright underglaze colours, commercial lustres and printed figures (often elves and fairies), scenes and landscapes.
 
Daisy Makeig-Jones retired in 1931 and only one new pattern was designed after that date. Production of the range continued until 1941, and once all the stock had been sold there was little interest in the range until a revival in popularity in the 1960s, leading to a consequent rise in prices which has since been maintained, making Fairyland Lustre one of the most valuable and collectable types of Wedgwood porcelain.
 
10.9 cm in diameter of base
 
10,4 cm in height
 
20,7 cm in upper diameter
 
694 grams weight
 
Condition
 
The bowl is in excellent condition - the colours and gilding have been preserved as if the bowl was new. There is some darkening to the gilding in one place on the inner rim pattern (see enlarged photo). This appears to be dirt, but to avoid damaging the gilt, the area was left undisturbed.
 
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Antique #SA1072304, showcased on this page, originates from 1920. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
1920
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