The following are abbreviations and terms we use in our database:
All items are in excellent condition commensurate with their age,
unless otherwise noted.
* = item is not perfect - you should call or email for detailed
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 Wedgwood products.
SCL = Shreve, Crump & Low, a Boston Jeweler which sometimes
commissioned items from Wedgwood, and sold Wedgwood in its shop.
JMS = Jones, McDuffee & Stratton, renowned Boston ceramic import
company, a Wedgwood business associate for over 50 years; JMS
commissioned the early Wedgwood college china under contract to
the universities and colleges. The items were used as fund-raisers,
souvenirs or gifts to donors. The round JMS backstamp indicates a
piece made before about 1954-1955.
Bcks/bckst = printed backstamp
'16 = 1916
PVASE Mark = Portland Vase mark indicating bone china
QW = Queen's Ware; BC = bone china; EDIT = edition as in 1st Edition
Box or "in box" = we have the original box & the item will be shipped
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, please inquire).
# avail = indicates total number of this item available; these are
priced individually at the price indicated.