For many years, we deliberately set about acquiring Wedgwood Water Lilly plates because they seemed to be universally appreciated and collected. Over time we got to see that there were many variations in color and even in shapes available. This particular color way - with pinks and purples seems to be the hardest to find yet is probably the most beautiful. Maybe that's why it is so hard-to-find - people hang on to them and thus they don't get to the marketplace!
This one is in excellent condition. No chips, cracks, or repairs although there is a paint 'flake' on the rust colored rim that is not at all visible from the front.
It measures 10 3/8" in diameter.
Wedgwood produced a group of botanical plates in the height of the majolica period in the 1870s-80s. This was produced within that time period. It is a combination of hand painted enamels atop a transfer printed background.
In our shop we installed a slim molding within two feet of the ceiling to serve as a plate rack. We would then line up these Water Lilly plates and they never failed to create a 'stir'. The display alone attracted many new collectors. Since we no longer have our shop, we cannot garner new customers in that same manner to these plates. We hope that our followers here on our site will take a liking to what they see and try one out. Be careful though - they can get addictive!