The original 1928 Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Inc. advertisement describes their Ventnor pattern #W996 as shown in the image below: 'The motif of the Ventnor design is the plentious harvest of the fruits of the earth; the colors are applied by hand, enhancing the interest and individuality of the patterns'.
The Antiquarians loves this beautiful Wedgwood Ventnor pattern. Set against an ivory background, these fine bone china pieces are adorned with opulent fruit swags, and yellow urns filled with fruit in shades of purples, reds and greens. Aqua scrolls inset with large yellow flowers embellish the base of the fruit urns. The centers of the plates and the tea cup contain a bountiful harvest of purple grapes with a profusion of leafy vines, purple plums, peaches, red cherries and other fruits in colorful yellows.
This set contains a peony shape footed cup, saucer and salad plate. All pieces have the well known Portland Vase backstamp and are marked WEDGWOOD BONE CHINA Made in England. The salad plate and saucer are also marked VENTNOR U.S.A. PATENT June 22, 1926. They are also marked in red W996, the Ventnor pattern number.
The salad plate measures 8" in diameter. Additionally the back of the plate is marked 01.
The cup measures 5" from the edge of the rim of the cup, to the edge of the handle, by 2-1/8" high. The cup is also marked 7.
The saucer measures 5-3/4" in diameter, and contains the mark D, and VI.
All three pieces are in excellent vintage condition.