These are Wedgwood demitasse and saucer bone china sets in the “Greenwood” pattern – also known as W4223. The flower on the outside of the cup is a small wild yellow rose accompanied by four rose buds and five black leaves all on a brown stem with two sparse fronds behind the rose. On the opposite side of the outside of the demitasse is the simple black leaf and sparse frond design, without the rose. The handle is painted platinum, as is the rim of the cup. The small saucer was made for the demitasse and has a wide green band around the outside, with a white center cup placement. Both the outside and inside rim of the green border are trimmed in platinum. This demitasse pattern has a fun 1920s feel to it but would look at home in a formal setting matching the platinum trim on the cups and saucer. China of many colors will match this after dinner demitasse set but it would also be an outstanding addition to a Sunday morning brunch or coffee.
The demitasse is 2 1/4 inches tall, with a 2 inch diameter, and holds 1/2 cup when filled to the rim. The saucer is 5 inches in diameter.
Josiah Wedgwood, a potter, started the Wedgwood company in Staffordshire, England, in 1759. It was successful quickly and became known for innovation and invention, as well as for providing dinnerware to royalty and presidents. It is still well known for its dry pottery and bone china dinnerware. Following a series of mergers, acquisitions and consolidations after the 1960s, it became part of Waterford Wedgwood PLC. In 2009 this company went into bankruptcy, ultimately purchased by a US private equity firm which placed it into a company called WWRD, which were the initials for Wedgwood, Waterford, Royal Dalton. That company still exists today and has a beautiful website listing current products.
This pattern was produced 1957-1964. Based on the backstamp, all of the demitasse and saucers date between 1962-1964; the pattern itself is discontinued.
These are in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, crazing or stains.
These are being sold individually and the price listed is for the set of one demitasse and one saucer.
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