Dating wedgwood jewellery
If the metal is not hallmarked as gold or silver it could be made of a costume jewellery material. Other than this it is fun to hunt could your local antique fair or antique centre and you might get lucky.Wedgwood is a line of porcelain and pottery produced by Josiah Wedgwood from about 1759 until his death in 1795, and by his heirs thereafter.
The material is high fired ceramic and can be chipped or cracked so take care not to drop your brooch.
In addition, the word “ETRURIA” may have been included.
These marks are most commonly found on specific product lines, such as jasperware, that date between 17.
Note that Josiah Wedgwood formed a partnership with his cousin, Thomas Bentley, in 1769. Overall, the piece was marked with the words “WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY” that formed a full circle.
However, sometimes this mark was also encircled, while in other cases the entire mark was raised rather than impressed.
The ceramic material is rather like Wedgwood / Adams jasper but this is not a wedgwood piece as it is unmarked and the colour is wrong for both Adams and Wedgwood. If you can shed any light on this piece please email me.