learn more about wedgwood bone china thimbles
It is four years now since I started my 'Learn More About...' topics and I have come a full circle by returning to Wedgwood thimbles - this page is not about the Jasperware Wedgwood thimbles, which I covered separately but about those made of Wedgwood bone china. Originally I listed these with the Wedgwood jasperware thimbles topic but there were no accompanying photos and it's time now to remedy that.
Like the other iconic English china manufacturers such as Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, Wedgwood has a large range of bone china decorative and serviceable ware and some of their thimbles are decorated with these patterns. These are decaled or transferware. Some of the dinner service or tableware patterns are replicated on thimbles - like Kutani crane and Osborne designs.
There are far fewer thimbles to collect in this range than the Wedgwood jasperware thimbles range. The most recent bone china issue from Wedgwood is their Wedgwood Museum Collection. Wedgwood are no longer producing bone china thimbles.
The first handpainted china Wedgwood thimble ever, has just come to my attention. It is handpainted by Jon French to commemorate the bicentenary of Lord Nelson in 2005. Others have followed.
It was sad news indeed to read that in this first week of 2009 of the Waterford-Wedgwood group being placed into liquidation. What will now happen to the Wedgwood factory in Barlaston? Only time will tell what will happen. This group included Royal Doulton with all their merged china partners, Royal Albert, Johnson Brothers, Coalport and Rosenthal. So much merchandise of all of these brands is already being made offshore.
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This listing of Wedgwood Bone China Thimbles does not purport to be complete or accurate in all aspects.
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