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Manufactured by:
Enoch Wedgwood Ltd, English, founded 1860  Search this
Designed by:
Sheila Bridges, American, born 1964  Search this
Distributed by:
Fiskars Living US, LLC, American, founded 2009  Search this
bone china
H x W x D: 3/4 × 8 × 8 in. (1.9 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm)
plates (dishes)
A green bone china accent plate from the Wedgwood X Sheila Bridges collaboration, featuring the picnic vignette from Bridges' Harlem Toile de Jouy design.
This is a small, round plate with a bright green face depicting a picnic scene of a young man and woman in 18th century clothing seated on the ground under a tree. She is seated cross-legged and holds a fried chicken leg in both hands in front of her. There is a whole watermelon and slices of watermelon on the ground behind her. The man sits across from her, reaching for a plate of food on the ground in between them. There is a picnic basket behind him along with a large rooster. The woman's purple dress and the man's red trousers are the only spots of color in the otherwise black and white design. In the background is a scene of individuals in 18th century clothing dining at a table. This scene is done entirely in black on the green background of the mug. Two men and two women are seated at the table, and one man stands next to the table with his hands on his hips. The underside of the plate has a backstamp design of a large rooster with a slice of red watermelon and the picnic basket. There is printed black text in the center that reads [WEDGWOOD / X / SHEILA BRIDGES / Bone China / Dishwasher Safe]. The plate has a black rim.
African American  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
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Foodways  Search this
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Stereotypes  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wedgwood
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Sheila Bridges, Wedgwood © Fiskars Group
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Collection title:
Wedgwood X Sheila Bridges Collection
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture