2013, Number 29
Published September 2017
©2017 by The Wedgwood Society of New York, ISSN 1043-3317
On the covers: A pair of Wedgwood plaques depicting Adam and Eve, white on blue jasper, 1924, impressed WEDGWOOD marks, 7¼" (18.4 cm) d. The plaques were designed by the British artist Anna Katrina Zinkeisen (1901-1976), whose work for Wedgwood was awarded a silver medal at the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. It is perhaps surprising that Adam and Eve appear so infrequently in English ceramic decoration. There is of course the well-known white saltglazed stoneware pew group and the Thomas Toft slipware charger in the Glaisher Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, and also more familiar examples of the Temptation on London and Bristol delftware chargers. But in terms of design these are all rather crude and naive, and a far cry from the Art Deco elegance of the Zinkeisen plaques. Perhaps even more remote from Zinkeisen’s designs are the representations of Adam and Eve on an English creamware jug which is the subject of an article by Robert Harrison. Photographs by Syd Weinstein, courtesy of Suzanne and Ellis Rubin.
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