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The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Justine D'Ooge » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

....  There were just certain things you could expect from Wedgwood. This was before Daisy Makeig-Jones broke the mold....... Born in 1881 in a small mining village in England, Susannah Margaretta ‘Daisy’ Makeig-Jones showed artistic... Read More »

Elves, Nymphs and Fairies–Oh My!: Illustrious Antique Fairyland Lustre by Wedgwood ~ M.S. Rau Antiqu

[from Resource Library] 12/28/2010
.... Sounds more like soap-opera fodder than real life, but in 1915, porcelain artist Daisy Makeig-Jones' extraordinary line of Fairyland Lustre porcelain saved Wedgwood from bankruptcy during World War I....... The design of each piece was rooted in fairytales that Makeig-Jones adored. Each literally burst with brilliant colors depicting scenes of nymphs, elves and fairies romping through enchanted forests and make-believe lands....... From 1915 into the late 1920s, these luminous fancies put the company on top of their game, and set the stage for a rather dramatic downfall for Makeig-Jones... Read More »

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...replicas of artifacts from antiquity.  There were just certain things you could expect from Wedgwood. This was before Daisy Makeig-Jones broke the mold....... Candlemas design Born in 1881 in a small mining village in England, Susannah Margaretta ‘Daisy’ Makeig-Jones showed artistic talent from a young age.......  Shortly after attending art school, as luck would have it, Ms. Makeig-Jones was introduced to Cecil Wedgwood... Read More »