The following are abbreviations and terms we use in our database:
* = item is not perfect- you should call or email for detailed
All items are in excellent condition commensurate with their age,
unless otherwise noted.
IMP WMIE = item is impressed Wedgwood made in England, normally
indicating production from about 1908 to present.
IMP W only = item is impressed with the word Wedgwood only, NORMALLY
indicating production before 1891 but not always.
IMP WENG = item is impressed Wedgwood England; normally indicating
production from about 1891 to 1906-8.
These markings must be used with other information to accurately date
SCL = Shreve, Crump & Low, a Boston Jeweler
JMS = Jones, McDuffee & Stratton, reknowned Boston ceramic import company,
a Wedgwood business associate for over 50 years
Bcks/bckst = printed backstamp; '16 = 1916
PVASE Mark = Portland Vase mark indicating bone china
TRICOLOR, jasper pieces that are two different colors applied on top of a
third base color.
PB = pale blue; TC = terra cotta (usually color of jasper)
Cc on cc = cream color on cream/embossed Queen's Ware
QW = Queen's Ware; BC = bone china; Jas = jasper; bbas = black basalt
Box or in box = we have the original box & the item will be shipped with it
Enam = enamel or enamelled
DK BLU/E = dark blue ; dk blu bas rel = dark blue bas relief wares
BL alone is frequently black; WH = white; grn = green
WIS = Wedgwood International Seminar
WCS = Wedgwood Collector's Society (limited editions/organization is no
longer in existence)
Figs = figures; usually the classical figures on jasperware
B & B = bread & butter, as in plates to dishware sets
L/S = large size; M/S = medium size; S/S = small size - as used by the
DAR = Daughters of the American Revolution
BMW = Buten Museum of Wedgwood, formerly in suburban Philadelphia.
Collection now located on Long Island at Sands Point Preserve.
"Set of X" = means the items are sold as a set for the indicated price
(sometimes we can break up sets)
# avail = indicates total number of this item available; these are priced
individually at the price indicated
We normally use standard Wedgwood terminology in our descriptions whenever