Wedgwood's "Iris" dessert service was a line of pearlware ceramics produced in the 19th century. It featured a beautiful design of hand-painted irises in shades of blue, purple, and green on a white background. The dessert service included plates, bowls, and serving dishes, all adorned with the iris motif.
Pearlware is a type of earthenware that was developed in the late 18th century and was popular throughout the 19th century. It is characterized by a slightly bluish or grayish tint and a smooth, lustrous glaze. Wedgwood was one of the leading manufacturers of pearlware during this period, and their "Iris" line was a popular and highly sought-after design.
Today, antique pieces from the "Iris" dessert service are considered valuable and collectible, particularly those in good condition with vibrant colors and minimal signs of wear.