Vintage 1940s Wedgwood & Co Tudor Rose Blush Rose Platter 10.75 Wartime Concentration Scheme


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This is a 1942 Wedgwood & Co. platter decorated in the Tudor Rose pattern on a Blush Rose coloured blank. This appears to be a rather rare combination as I couldnt find other examples anywhere on the internet. This was made during the dark days of WWII, when Wedgwood & Co. was one of only a few potteries allowed to produce pottery under the Wartime Concentration Scheme, freeing up workers to join the war effort. Under the Wartime Concentration Scheme potteries were only allowed to produce undecorated wares for domestic use but were allowed to produce a small amount of decorated pottery for export in order to earn foreign dollars. The Scheme was initiated in the fall of 1941 but fully in effect by the summer of 1942. Production of this Tudor Rose on Blush Rose pattern probably was cut short due to the restrictions, and because of them, exported to Canada in 1942. The transfer printed rose is signed within the print with G Baylis. The platter is stamped on its underside with the Wedgwood & Co unicorn mark and is impressed with the date code of 3 42 for March, 1942. The piece is made in an oval form and measures 10 3/4 by 8 3/4 - it is fairly heavy, weighing 1 lb and 6 oz. It is in very good condition with no cracks, chips or scratches, but it does have some glaze crazing, but no discolouration - this has been very well kept over the last 82 years. This is a very pretty pattern, not to mention being rather unique - l would think that there are very few, if any, of these still around. Lovely colour and rose!