Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wedgwood Chinese Tigers


The bowl pictured here is my latest find this past Sunday at the Georgetown Flea Market. The pattern is Wedgwood Chinese Tigers. Originally produced by Wedgwood in 1815, it was resurrected by Wedgwood in the 1980s and was produced in green, red, and blue. It was part of their Williamsburg Collection. It was my wedding china and I have full service for 8 plus all of the serving pieces. Mine is in the green. It features scalloped pieces, gold trim, and the foo or fu dog motif. Pieces in blue and red are quite rare and highly sought after by collectors. The lovely bowl I found is in mint condition. I always set the table with my green Chinese Tigers for the Christmas holidays. I'm thrilled to have this red bowl, which I plan to use with my matching green one for a great display on the sideboard or mantel for Christmas decorating. The room set for tea with Chinese Tigers is in the home of Lord Wedgwood from the book At Home with Wedgwood: The Art of the Table by Tricia Foley. The pattern has been discontinued, but can be found on eBay and replacement china sources.










9 comments:

Averill said...

What a gorgeous pattern and an amazing find, Beth! Can't wait to see your Christmas tablescape!

home before dark said...

So nice to see a woman who still adores her wedding china! Great find at the flea market.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Thanks. I love this pattern. You can see my tastes haven't changed.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-I have never seen a pattern I like better.

Sanity Fair said...

I've never seen this pattern before, but it has a wonderful abstract quality to it (rather like the Jacobs tiger coat I'm posting on tomorrow). What a find - and fantastic to have an entire set of it!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sanity Fair-I love its uniqueness and rarity.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Your christmas table will be so pretty with the green and red. What a great find.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Thanks. Perfect for a Chinoiserie Christmas table.

Misch said...

This is my mom's pattern she was married in the late 70's and ordered this from a store named Goode's in London. She paid $25 per place setting and has service for 16 which she divided between me and my cousin...
So when we entertain yup we consolidate...
The pattern is timeless...