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photo of set of Texas wildflower china by Wedgwood
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WILDFLOWER CHINA

The 53 piece set -- the only known complete set in existence -- depicts Texas bluebonnets and wildflowers and was commissioned from Wedgwood, the famous English china manufacturer, by an unknown group to commemorate the 1936 Texas Centennial. The initial order was placed in May 1935 via the New York office under the management of Kennard L. Wedgwood. The pattern designer was E. Overton Jones, a Wedgwood salesman in the 1930s, and the pattern was sold exclusively by Neiman Marcus. It is on display in the Lieutenant Governor's Reception Room.