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Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:00:53 PM »
I bought this rather lovely bird  recently from USA. It has good base wear, one of the early hooped Wedgwood labels, no etched mark at all.
I have just never seen another this colour before - which is why I bought it of course....!

Any comments appreciated. I am guessing it is one of the earlier  ones made - what do you think?

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Re: Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 02:19:58 PM »
I think the guy you need is Martyn K  -  although don't know whether he still looks in on the GMB.
For reasons I'm unaware of, Susan Tobin's book omits any images of these 'long tailed birds' - but there have been images posted here by Susan herself I seem to recall - about 9 months ago or something vaguely similar - and feel sure if you use the Search facility you'll find something.     Most, if not all that I've seen, have some sort of speckled colourway - although looking at the darker blue band running through yours, it's very similar to one of the vase colourways which believe is decribed as 'blue/blue'.
Sorry, but can't really be of any help, but do try the search cos I'm sure there is some information available.


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Re: Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 01:12:53 AM »
Glorious Jackie,  and so unusual....I wonder if Thistleblower knows anything about this colourway?
Lucky lucky you.
Rosie.

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Re: Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 03:51:16 AM »
Thanks both of you. I was a bit concerned initially that it was a fake label - as the shape of thebird is slightly more elongated than theother moew standard one I have - but now I have the actual piece it feels and looks exactly right. I think it is just an early one.

Sorry for the delay - my notifications were going to junk mail !

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Re: Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 08:54:29 AM »
nice piece  -  I'd have thought both early and rare....Mr. greeen


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Re: Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 09:13:43 AM »
Thanks Paul - nice to know others appreciate Wedgwood. Both Wedgwood and Dartington seem to have fallen out of fashion just now!

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Re: Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 09:28:38 AM »
Hi Jackie   -   I'm never quite sure about Wedgwood - in terms of collectibility I mean.         Looking at some of the ebay prices for the rarer pieces, either there are a lot of unsuccessful sellers, or some people are quietly tucking it away under the bed.      But then I'm biased  -  and a fan of most Wedgwood except the animals, although I do have a few (there's too many of them, but I can see the attraction). :)


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Re: Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 09:33:55 AM »
Hi Paul, I agree, most of the animals leave me cold. I have these two birds, and one topaz scotty dog, otherwise vases and candlesticks for me. I love the Sheringham and Brancaster, and also have at least one or two of all the other types aswell - although not all the colours - the purple seems hard to come by in some of the shapes.

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Re: Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 10:13:24 PM »
I love the animals....(just in case they are listening).........especially the ellies......and the squirrels......please don't hurt their feelings!!
Rosie.

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Re: Wedgwood long tailed bird - unusual colour??
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 10:22:24 PM »
we are a little worried about you Rosie  -  now that you are an obsessive zoomorphic collector.  -  roll on floor laughing: roll on floor laughing: big cheesy grin:  big cheesy grin:  hides behind settee:  small blue figure rushing off in embarrassed haste.         where the bothery hell have all those useful little characters gone ;)

 

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