A lasting legacy
It's that time of the month - my next column in Homes & Antiques has come out, and this time it is about a revolutionary man who changed the course of Staffordshire, and, in some way, probably the world: Josiah Wedgwood.
I have not traded a lot of Wedgwood items in my career as a porcelain trader, but am now thinking I probably should! Not only made Wedgwood many amazing items in various forms of china, the man Josiah himself was an extraordinary person who changed a lot in the world around him.
He had strong principles; he was an abolitionist, campaigning against slavery by selling countless medallions as you can see in the image slider above, he built a village for his workers and doted on his family. But he was also fascinated by science, greatly improving the way china factories functioned by inventing or using new technology. And perhaps most importantly, he was the main backer for a new canal that connected Staffordshire to the world, making it a major driver for the Industrial Revolution.
You can read all about in the column... I had collected some wonderful images, however the magazine had a last-minute space crisis so unfortunately they weren't able to print most of them. But I'm showing some here (see the slider above), and my sincere thanks to Stair Galleries and Sothebys New York for making their images available.
Homes & Antiques Offer
So if you want to know more, head to Homes & Antiques, it is a wonderful magazine and you will be able to catch my monthly column about British porcelain. You can get a discounted subscription and order a free copy here. The free issue contains an interview with myself and several other collectors. The magazine is delivered all over the world but you can also get a digital subscription.
Where to find things
Believe it or not, I currently have no Wedgwood in stock!! But you can find all my available stock here. If you always want to see the latest additions, follow me on Instagram... I post pictures and a story every single day.
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Happy weekend, and go change the world! 🏺🫖🏺
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