York Gardens & Tearoom

York Gardens & Tearoom


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5 Jan 2024

Lets talk about China Collections. 

Our China Collection

Our beautiful China collection is classic white, harvest gold, dark green and a center medallion with a molded fish scale pattern design. It was made in England by Enoch Wedgwood (Tunstall) Ltd. in the early 1960s.

Each piece is marked "Gold Medallion, Enoch Wedgwood (Tunstall) Ltd, England, Trademark founded in 1835" with the distinctive unicorn trademark of Enoch Wedgwood.

Enoch Wedgwood (1813-1879) was an English potter, founder in 1860 of the pottery firm Wedgwood & Co of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. He was a distant cousin of the famous potter Josiah Wedgwood, of Josiah Wedgwood & Sons but their two businesses were separate concerns.

Wedgwood married Jane Mattinson (1814-1880) in 1837. They had four children, one of whom died in infancy.

Enoch Wedgwood became a partner in the firm of Podmore Walker & Co, originally founded in 1834 by Thomas Podmore (1791-1860) & Thomas Walker of Tunstall. Following the death of Thomas Podmore in 1860, Enoch Wedgwood inherited a share in the interests of the business left to him by Podmore. The firm carried in under the name of Wedgwood & Co. In later years Wedgwood & Co was renamed Enoch Wedgwood (Tunstall) Ltd in 1965 and in 1980 it was taken over by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, who renamed it Unicorn Pottery.

Our collection is on display in our dining room and we welcome our guests to view the collection that is too, apart of the afternoon tea tradition.  

PLEASE, share with me your China collection. I look forward to discussing this with you.

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