Dating wedgewood pottery
Other Wedgwood pieces may be listed under Flow Blue, Majolica, Tea Leaf Ironstone, or in other porcelain categories.
I don't seem to be able to find this specific pattern on Wedgwood china page. What a nice pitcher jug you have by the way - 17cm is about 6.5 inches - just right for filling with milk for the family breakfast table (my mother hated bottles or cartons on the table! If any wares have '& CO' in the pottery mark or stamp then it does not belong to Josiah Wedgwood but to Wedgwood & Co.
Queensware, a cream-colored pottery developed by Josiah Wedgwood, was a popular dinnerware by 1765. One is made from two colors of clay, the other is made from one color of clay with a color dip to create the contrast in design.
In 1986 Wedgwood and Waterford Crystal merged to form the Waterford Wedgwood Group.
It's marked in the bottom with Wedgwood & Co Ltd, and then it looks like it says Englake, Viking. The Wedgwood & Co pottery, founded 1860 (became a "Limited Company" in 1900) by Enoch Wedgwood of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Most Waterford Wedgwood assets were bought by KPS Capital Partners of New York in 2009 and became part of WWRD Holdings.Some manufacturing will be transferred to Germany, Indonesia, and Slovakia. There seems to be a lot of sellers on ebay trying to pass off their wares as J. There is nothing wrong with Wedgwood & Co as a company, they made nice quality wares and weren't trying to fool anyone - after all we should all be allowed to call a company by our own name (the different branches of the family had been making china tableware in Stoke for countless generations before Josiah bigged it up).The problem is with sellers who are 'economical' with the truth or who just don't know better. (there is NOTHING else like it online so bookmark it quick - and tell your friends).
He was a distant relation of the 'other' more famous side of the family.
Ultimately the firm became known as "Unicorn Potteries".