A set or piece of Wedgwood Kruger National Park is a wonderful souvenir if you’re looking for refinement or a collector’s item. Wedgwood items are classy things to put on your mantel piece or in your display cabinet at home 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 interested in buying Kruger Park Wedgwood in the park itself, some of the main rest camp shops may sell it although it is rare. Further items are available to buy at auctions and antique shops. Happy shopping!