Everything that is great or not so great has its own day and has to come to an end at some point of time which includes the acclaimed Wedgewood China. This dishware company is more than 250 years old and has seen some glorious times. But though the exquisite patterns that were employed to create the delicate dishware are no longer in existence, the pieces of the Wedgewood China dishware still do. Because the Wedgewood China was made with superior quality and because people took excellent care of that beautiful dishware, some of the original pieces that were made during the initial days of the company still exist today.
In case of the very old pieces it is very difficult to find a matching set. This is because as time passes, so are the dishware to subsequent generations and in due course some get broken and some go missing. This obviously makes the value of a complete set that dates back to the early days almost priceless and is very difficult to find one. At the same time there are some organisations around the world that are taking the effort to match pieces of Wedgewood China to form a complete set. In case of sets that were made in later days, it is much easier to find some fill-in pieces that can be put together to restore your incomplete sets to their original glory.
In any case, the company itself assures that it will do its utmost to maintain an inventory of its entire design patterns that they have currently in possession to help replace the missing or broken pieces of their customer’s Wedgewood China sets on request. However, the number of existing patterns that the company has is very limited, as most of the patterns have run out and has been declared as discontinued Wedgewood China. The instant that a Wedgewood China is officially declared as discontinued, the prices of any existing dishware of that particular pattern shoots sky-high.
This dishware is so exclusive that there are businesses in every part of the world that is devoted just to handle the discontinued Wedgewood China pieces and represent a particular collector who is in search of a missing piece or deals in restoring a missing or broken piece in a family’s heirloom collection. It is quite obvious that a complete set of discontinued Wedgewood China pattern is rare and absolutely priceless. If you want to get an idea of what your great, great Grandma’s China is worth today, just check out some of the auction prices on antique pieces of China.
What goregous images. I’ve owned a few pieces of Wedgewood in the past, but nothing compares to the two that you featured.