A set or piece of Wedgwood Kruger National Park crockery is a wonderful souvenir if you’re looking for a collector’s item. Wedgwood china make a classy feature for your mantelpiece or display cabinet for everyone to admire!
The Kruger Park Wedgwood series of fine bone china are cream in colour with various brown prints of animals in the bushveld on them. Pieces in the set include:
- Dinner plates
- Salad plates
- Side plates
- Teacups and saucers
The manufacturers of the series, Wedgwood, was established in England in 1759 and is one of the most sought after fine bone china brands in the world.
The Genuine Product
If you already have a set of Kruger Park Wedgwood or are looking to buy some and are wondering if it’s genuine, try examining the back of a piece for a number in a series or special marking.
These types of branding are good starting places on your quest for identifying the real thing. If you do find markings, try contacting Wedgwood about what you’ve seen. They should be able to assist with verification.
General production of the Wedgwood Kruger plates series stopped in 1975.
First Edition Pieces
First edition Kruger Park Wedgwood pieces were sold in sets of four hand-engraved plates. They were decorated with images of the following animals in the centre:
- Lioness with cubs
- Roan antelope
- Sable antelope
Another series in the first edition were made using print templates taken from hand engravings by the Wedgwood School of Engraving.
Interestingly, the borders of the plates were designed by the wife of James Stevenson-Hamilton, the first warden of Kruger National Park (or Sabie Game Reserve as it was known at the time).
The central images on this series were of:
If you’re thinking of buying Kruger Park Wedgwood in the game reserve itself, it’s highly unlikely that it is stocked at rest camp shops. You may possibly come across items at auctions and antique shops around the world. We’ve found that eBay has a selection of Kruger Wedgwood: