Quinn’s April 14 auction features collection of Wedgwood expert and historian Adele Barnett

In 1759, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons founded a family-owned and operated company whose distinctive wares became synonymous with fine English pottery and decorative accessories. On April 14, an important representation of 18th- to 20th-century Wedgwood blue jasperware will be offered on American shores, at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia. It is the collection of Wedgwood specialist and founder/past president of Washington, D.C.’s Wedgwood Society, Adele Barnett. Barnett’s interest in Wedgwood began in 1969 when her employer presented her with a birthday gift, a Wedgwood dish emblazoned with her zodiac sign. She liked it so much she decided to start a collection. She later became an active member of regional Wedgwood societies, starting with the Boston chapter, where she would serve as president.

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