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Wedgwood Columbia-White (Center Medallion,Green Trim)
Brand: Wedgwood Pattern: Columbia Pattern #: W4411
Manufacturer Status: Discontinued In Production: 1924-1997
Description: Ivroy white background, green rim, raspberry & blue floral arrangements
Dishwashing Method: Handwash Secondary Market Value: Strong Best Uses: Formal/holiday dining
This Columbia pattern was manufactured for 73 years by the Wedgwood China company, based in England. Wedgwood Columbia is a pattern that one can go on for pages in describing its design, look & rich history going back 87 years to when it went in to production. For starters, the dragon looking creatures on the discontinued Columbia pattern are actually not dragons but a pair of mythical creatures facing each other with a tropy medallion in between them which according to some but has not been proven was designed by Josiah Spode the person who invented the method of placing designs on pottery & china in the late 18th century & the founder of the Spode china company which was later bought by Wedgwood. The Wedgwood Columbia pattern has several sister patterns with an almost identecal design such as the Wedgwood Columbia Gold & Wedgwood Columbia Sage Green patterns. There is a pattern made by the Coalport china company which was bought by Wedgwood in 1967 that also looks very similar to the Columbia pattern called Coalport Ming Rose that has a similar border & floral bouquets.
Our favorite Wedgwood Columbia pieces are the round covered vegetable bowl as well as the cream soup