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WEDGWOOD FAIRYLAND LUSTRE:  HISTORY & VALUATIONS

Have you ever wondered what your piece of Fairyland Lustre is worth?

Find out more about the history of the Wedgewood Fairyland Lustre and get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

How we can help you sell your Fairyland Lustre

Pieces of Fairyland Lustre are highly collectable. If you have a piece of china from the Fairyland Lustre series by Wedgewood and would like to find out more about the design please read our guide to Fairyland’s history at the end of this page.

Please use the enquiry form on this page to send us details and pictures of your Fairyland Lustre china for a free valuation and information on selling your china.

The current market for Fairyland Lustre

Wedgwood’s Fairyland Lustre is in fashion with collectors today because it looks totally unique from the rest of Wedgwood china production.

Designed by Daisy Jones, the iconic pieces mostly used black or orange for the background. The fantastical scenes were decorated with ghosts, goblins, elves, and fairies of all different designs, shapes, sizes, and colours. Her magical pieces show her vivid imagination and are especially popular with modern collectors.

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Auction or Private Sale?

If you are deciding on how to sell your Fairyland Lustre china we can have a no obligation chat on the best options for you. We can either make a personal introduction to the best saleroom based on your location and item free of charge. Or we can look into collecting you some no obligation offers for a private sale, which could save you considerably in commission.

In a nutshell here are the main pros and cons of each option:

  • Auctions can provide an increased market exposure (when you choose the right saleroom) but their gross fees can reach as much as 50%, and the payout times can be drawn out.
  • Private sales leave you in control of the price, and can be completed quickly but there is no chance of ‘buyers fever’ driving up prices.

Mark Littler Ltd. are one of the only independent advisers in the antique industry. We offer trusted, independent advice to help you sell your china for the highest possible price.

Receive a free valuation for your Fairyland Lustre China

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

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Selling your Fairyland Lustre with Mark Littler Ltd.

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Send us details about your china directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your china. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

A History of Fairyland by Wedgewood

Daisy Makeig Jones, born in 1881, was from a small mining village near Rotherham. She was the oldest of a family of seven children and her father was a doctor. She showed exceptional artistic talent from a young age. When the family made the move south to Torquay, she quickly enrolled in the School of Art. Through a relative she was able to obtain a meeting with Cecil Wedgwood, the director of Wedgwood China at the time.

In 1909, Daisy Makeig Jones joined the pottery as a designer in training. By 1914 she was considered accomplished enough to have her own studio. She began making Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre in 1915, and continued on as head of the department through 1941. Production nearly stopped in 1931 because of the global recession, and the main showpieces from the collection were crafted in the 1920s.

Fairyland Lustre value
Fairyland Lustre Valuation Torches Vase

Daisy’s unique pottery style breathed life into what had become a dying company. Wedgwood was highly prominent in the 18th century. But in the 19th century the wares lacked innovation, and the company was nearly bankrupt at the beginning of the 20th century. The new glazing techniques and dazzling colours with iridescent finishes in Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre helped the company become profitable once more after World War I.

The first Wedgwood Fairlyland Lustre designs featured natural depictions of butterflies, fish, birds, and dragons in bright colours. Pixies, sprites, elves, and fairies followed, inspired by contemporary illustrations. Not everyone appreciated the innovative designs, but those who did were passionate collectors.

Daisy Makeig Jones retired in 1931 and died in 1945, but her Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre productions are growing in popularity among today’s collectors.

Receive a free valuation for your Fairyland Lustre China

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

Basic Contact Form
Images of Your Item
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB
Are You a Robot?
I agree to the privacy policy *

Have you ever wondered what your piece of Fairyland Lustre is worth?

Find out more about the history of the Wedgewood Fairyland Lustre and get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

How we can help you sell your Fairyland Lustre

Pieces of Fairyland Lustre are highly collectable. If you have a piece of china from the Fairyland Lustre series by Wedgewood and would like to find out more about the design please read our guide to Fairyland’s history at the end of this page.

Please use the enquiry form on this page to send us details and pictures of your Fairyland Lustre china for a free valuation and information on selling your china.

The current market for Fairyland Lustre

Wedgwood’s Fairyland Lustre is in fashion with collectors today because it looks totally unique from the rest of Wedgwood china production.

Designed by Daisy Jones, the iconic pieces mostly used black or orange for the background. The fantastical scenes were decorated with ghosts, goblins, elves, and fairies of all different designs, shapes, sizes, and colours. Her magical pieces show her vivid imagination and are especially popular with modern collectors.

Free Valuations on Your
Fairyland Lustre China

Basic Contact MINI
Images of Your Item
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB
Are You a Robot?
I agree to the privacy policy *

Auction or Private Sale?

If you are deciding on how to sell your Fairyland Lustre china we can have a no obligation chat on the best options for you. We can either make a personal introduction to the best saleroom based on your location and item free of charge. Or we can look into collecting you some no obligation offers for a private sale, which could save you considerably in commission.

In a nutshell here are the main pros and cons of each option:

  • Auctions can provide an increased market exposure (when you choose the right saleroom) but their gross fees can reach as much as 50%, and the payout times can be drawn out.
  • Private sales leave you in control of the price, and can be completed quickly but there is no chance of ‘buyers fever’ driving up prices.

Mark Littler Ltd. are one of the only independent advisers in the antique industry. We offer trusted, independent advice to help you sell your china for the highest possible price.

Receive a free valuation for your Fairyland Lustre China

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

Basic Contact Form
Images of Your Item
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB
Are You a Robot?
I agree to the privacy policy *

Selling your Fairyland Lustre with Mark Littler Ltd.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your china directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your china. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

A History of Fairyland by Wedgewood

Daisy Makeig Jones, born in 1881, was from a small mining village near Rotherham. She was the oldest of a family of seven children and her father was a doctor. She showed exceptional artistic talent from a young age. When the family made the move south to Torquay, she quickly enrolled in the School of Art. Through a relative she was able to obtain a meeting with Cecil Wedgwood, the director of Wedgwood China at the time.

In 1909, Daisy Makeig Jones joined the pottery as a designer in training. By 1914 she was considered accomplished enough to have her own studio. She began making Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre in 1915, and continued on as head of the department through 1941. Production nearly stopped in 1931 because of the global recession, and the main showpieces from the collection were crafted in the 1920s.

Fairyland Lustre value
Fairyland Lustre Valuation Torches Vase

Daisy’s unique pottery style breathed life into what had become a dying company. Wedgwood was highly prominent in the 18th century. But in the 19th century the wares lacked innovation, and the company was nearly bankrupt at the beginning of the 20th century. The new glazing techniques and dazzling colours with iridescent finishes in Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre helped the company become profitable once more after World War I.

The first Wedgwood Fairlyland Lustre designs featured natural depictions of butterflies, fish, birds, and dragons in bright colours. Pixies, sprites, elves, and fairies followed, inspired by contemporary illustrations. Not everyone appreciated the innovative designs, but those who did were passionate collectors.

Daisy Makeig Jones retired in 1931 and died in 1945, but her Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre productions are growing in popularity among today’s collectors.

Receive a free valuation for your Fairyland Lustre China

Where possible please send us a picture of your piece as this will help speed up the process of giving you a valuation.

Basic Contact Form
Images of Your Item
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB
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I agree to the privacy policy *