Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre Bowl, ca. 1920
The decoration is what we call Fairyland Lustre. And in fact, there are fairies and gnomes that surround the inside of the bowl. The background color, because it's orange, we call it Flame Fairyland. Now, Wedgwood produced this in bone china in the 1920s. This has a number of wonderful characteristics for it. First, it's not a typical bowl, but it's a footed bowl. Next, you see the little elves on the outside, and they're leapfrogging. And this particular pattern is actually called Leapfrogging Elves. And it's got this wonderful verse around the outside. And I was looking to see where it began, and actually, I think I found it. It says, "Gray for the goblins, blue for the elves/ Brown for the little gnomes that live by themselves/ White for the pixies that dance upon the green/ But where shall I find me a robe for the queen?"
That's wonderful. Signed on the bottom with the Wedgwood, and this is the bone china mark that one would have expected for it to be manufactured about 1920. Now, these were designed initially by a lady called Daisy Makeig-Jones. And she just had wonderful imagination. But seldom do we get signed pieces of Daisy. This piece is signed in the rocks-- MJ. We almost never find them. That, and the fact that it's in perfect condition, on the market today, I would expect it to bring anywhere from $7,500 to $10,000.
Oh, that's wonderful, wonderful.
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