So-called "Fairyland Lustre" octagonal bowl, outside painted from the Woodland Elves VI series in "Fiddler in Tree": massive tree trunks with branches bearing large green leaves form arches under which fairies play. A fiddler is perched on a branch above leapfrogging elves. Painted in gold, purple, green and pale yellow. Inside painted in "Ship and Mermaid": Mottled pillars supporting ogee arches with a rose-backed grille reveal a type of mediaeval French chateau on a rocky shore and a collection of objects: a galleon in full sail, the head of a crocodile, a mermaid and a dovecote on a small island with two bat-winged figures seated back to back.


Designed by Susannah "Daisy" Makeig-Jones, Wedgwood

About 1920

Fairyland lustre was the name given by Daisy Makeig-Jones to a large range of decorative wares produced with her designs of vivacious imps and fairies among fantastic landscapes. The production of this new form of decoration enabled Wedgwood to compete, for the first time, with the great English porcelain manufacturers–Worcester, Derby, Coalport, and others. Fairyland lustre was produced by Wedgwood from 1915 until 1929 when the stock market crash led to a decline in demand.