Wedgwood’s Intaglio pays homage to the art of engraving. Intaglios were a form of ornamentation with a figure or design sunk below the surface. Dating back to at least Roman times, Intaglios are perhaps best recognised as carved stones, set in a ring, and used as a seal, when pressed into hot wax, to authenticate documents. The design on Wedgwood’s Intaglio uses a technique known as knurling and engine turning. This process allows Wedgwood Craftsmen to indent wet clay with the Intaglio design. This process produces a smooth yet tactile finish to the collection which lifts it out of being another fine plain white china into a sophisticated design classic. The architectural influence behind the motif is plain to see and was inspired by the love of architectural detail of the Georgian period. Closer inspection of Intaglio reveals that although the indented design is similar across the range each piece bears an individual variation. This eclectic mixture adds another layer of tactile appeal, creating a dinner service which is minimalist and understated sophistication but retains individuality and good design, perfect for those who wish to “Extra” to the “Ordinary”. Collect Wedgwood Intaglio and save 20% at Kings and Queens.