Wedgwood Pennine Luncheon Plate made in England from 1965 to 1987.
The Pennine range was designed by Eric Owen in the early 1960s and first went on sale in 1965.
Among the first true ‘oven to table’ ware produced. Made specifically to be durable and resist chipping.
Full range of dinner, coffee and baking service was made in this pattern.
This item is in very good condition.
Size: 22cm diameter x 2cm tall Weight: 460g
Wedgwood was founded by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759. They established potteries in Stoke-in-Trent and became famous for Queen’s Ware and Jasperware. Many of the family have been involved in the business in the early years. In1980 Wedgwood & Co, started by Josiahs distant cousin Enoch in 1860 was also taken over. In 1986 Waterford purchased Wedgwood to establish Waterford Wedgwood.
Eric Owen (1902-1874) was born in Stoke on Trent. He was a student at Burslem Art School from 1926. He was chief modeller for Mintons Ltd. from 1924 to 1947. He is also reported to have made modelled for Beswick during this time. He was a part-time Instructor at Longton and Stoke Schools of Art from 1929 to 1944. He was Chief Modeller and Sculptor for the Wedgwood factory from 1946-67, and a freelance modeller from 1967 until his death. He is particularly remembered for his exquisitely worked portrait medallions, as well as for his oven-to-tableware etc.
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for more on Eric Owen goto http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib4_1219838916
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