Wedgwood by Hitomi Hosono Sansai Set Limited Edition of 10
Wedgwood by Hitomi Hosono Sansai Set Limited Edition of 10
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Item# 40034888
Size: Wakaba: 2.8" Touka: 2.8" Koharu: 2.4"

Together the Daisy Egg, Green Square Covered Box and Lilac Pierced Box form a special trio of small objects of outstanding modern beauty which Hitomi has entitled ansaia Japanese term meaning three colors. The perfectly formed Daisy Egg ornament in pastel pink is strewn with an abundance of hand-applied white bas relief ceramic daisies. They tumble over one another and almost appear to anceor cascade on the surface with some raised above others on their stems. Hitomi modelled this shape on a combination of a agashior Japanese confectionary served with tea and a pebble she found on the English coast. She wanted this ornament to be a colorful symbol of Spring and she named it oharuin Japanese meaning small Spring. She chose a size that fits the hand with the daisies seeming heerfulto her as they cluster together in such detail that they seem almost real. Each Koharu piece is double cast and two different sizes of daisy are applied, in three varying depths to create texture, using four different stalk heights which the daisies are placed onto, creating the illusion of the flowers dancing. Complete with 203 separate, intricate ornament applications by the skilled ornamentors, and only 1 firing, each Koharu ornament takes just under 5 hours to produce. The charming pastel Green Square Covered Box is draped with hand-applied white bas relief Acanthus leaves that are layered across one another in a trail over the box. Hitomi wanted to create a small container, the size and shape of a agashior Japanese confectionary served with tea and chose the Acanthus leaf for its fluidity and soft, edible looking form. Some of the leaves are tinged with blue and lilac graduating shades adding to their fresh, natural look reflected in Hitomi Japanese title for the work akabameaning young leaves. For the Wakaba Box, both blue and lilac clay is added to each acanthus leaf ornament, creating unique graduating shades every time. Eight individual ornament applications are intricately applied taking an hour to produce each Wakaba box.

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Designed and handmade in England, each piece is unique and a handcrafted piece of art. Frost resistant and easy to clean, fun Wedgwood Burlington Pots are made to be used as plant pots. The video shows the making process of Jasperware, a type of unglazed stoneware invented by Wedgwood.

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Wedgwood was founded by Josiah Wedgwood, the 'Father of English Potters', in 1759. His first big success - and perhaps the greatest contribution to the British pottery industry - was the production of the first cream-colored earthenware. Later called Queen's Ware by the Royal assent of Queen Charlotte in 1765, this inexpensive earthenware put fine, beautiful tableware within reach of a much wider range of consumers. Wedgwood's most famous commission in Queen's Ware was a 952 piece dinner and dessert service for Empress Catherine II of Russia in 1773/74, which featured free-hand paintings of 1,244 different English Scenes.

Quintessentially English

Wedgwood is quintessentially English. It has a tradition of innovation, quality and craftsmanship and its designs are widely acknowledged as timeless, elegant, classic and understated. The design teams also work with external product designs for cross-pollination of ideas, experience and work methods. The Company philosophy is that its products are not only a pleasure to be enjoyed today, but are also a treasure for the future - many consumers buy only Wedgwood to be handed down as a family heirloom.

Wedgwood also produced a wide variety of ornamental ware and in 1768 developed Black Basalt, a fine black stoneware that has remained popular through three centuries and is used on vases, busts, cameos and teaware.

Wedgwood Jasperware

After years of searching for the right ingredients and thousands of experiments, Wedgwood perfected Jasperware - a very fine-grained stoneware, colored throughout the body. Jasper was prized by Wedgwood above all his creations and, until his death in 1795, he devoted much of his energy to producing a wide range of pieces from cameos to portrait medallions to chessmen and candlesticks in many different colors.

Jasperware is synonymous with the Wedgwood name and has been produced continually for more than 200 years. Although today it is produced using more streamlined production techniques, in essence the methods used are the same as those used by Josiah Wedgwood in the 18th century, with every bas-relief decoration applied by hand.

Wedgwood Designers

The company has established exciting design partnerships with fashion designers, Jasper Conran, Vera Wang and artist Robert Dawson to develop contemporary and stylish ranges that appeal to the younger consumer. Today, Wedgwood is known throughout the world for the quality of its products and its rich heritage.

"We are proud of the world-wide celebrations of Wedgwood's 250th anniversary. We need to reflect on our remarkable heritage, as well as the extraordinary legacy of our founder, Josiah Wedgwood. It is a time to focus on a new and exciting future with the many supporters of our great brand." - Lord Piers Wedgwood, Brand Ambassador


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