Among the other multiple images in medallions along the rim include the Virginia state seal, UVA crest, UVA seal in 1819, Jefferson family coat of arms, and the seal of the UVA Alumni Association. Each plate measures approximately 10 3/4 in diameter. The base color is a lovely ivory white which sets off the delicate "Staffordshire blue" copper engraved scenes perfectly.
There were 12 different plates created for this series. This set includes 8 plates with 7 different depictions of various buildings and locations at the University of Virginia circa 1940. As seen in the photos, the set includes the following scenes: The Rotunda, Serpentine Wall, and 5 of the 10 Academic Pavilions (VI through X) that Jefferson designed. The set does not include Pavilions I through V. On the reverse of each plate is the inscription: University of Virginia, the name of the scene, a facsimile of Thomas Jefferson's signature, and "First Edition".
The first edition plates were marked to designate the original 1940 Alumni Association offering. Each plate is also marked with the Wedgwood name (stamped and impressed) and "EUTURIA ENGLAND", along with the logo for Jones McDuffee & Stratton, the Boston company that imported the plates from England. The impressed date codes are mostly legible and appear to read "1LE41", which indicates the set was made in January 1941. Condition of these Wedgwood University of Virginia plates is EXCELLENT with no chips or cracks. There is some normal crazing present, mostly visible on the reverse side.There are also a few tiny glaze pops on the raised border images. Overall, these University of Virginia plates look fantastic and display beautifully. They would provide fond memories to any UVA graduate and a fine gift. Please take a close look at the many photos I've provided and judge condition for yourself. Pavilion VI - There Are 2 of These.
Markings on Back Side - First Edition. Date Mark "1LE41" - Made in January 1941. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let me know. I will insure this item at my own expense. Txzj pxzj11575 txzj-11 txzj85 txzj115.
The item "8 Wedgwood University of Virginia 1940 Decorative Dinner Plates Jefferson Blue" is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Wedgwood". The seller is "virginia_quailman" and is located in Waynesboro, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.