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Bone china tea pot, cover and stand with ''Chinese figures in Colors'' - c.1813

Bone china tea pot, cover and stand with ''Chinese figures in Colors'', © Wedgwood Museum
    Bone china tea pot, cover and stand with ''Chinese figures in Colors''
    © Wedgwood Museum

Teapot lid and stand; covered sugar box; cream jug; tea cup and saucer. Pattern 617, yellow background with "Chinese figures in Colors", buff feather ground c.1813

Teapot lid and stand; covered sugar box; cream jug; tea cup and saucer. Pattern 617, yellow background with "Chinese figures in Colors", buff feather ground c.1813

  • Type of object: Teaware/teapot
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Printed on all parts]
    617
    [Painted on teapot and lid]
  • Year produced: c.1813
  • Body: Bone china
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: edge-lined
  • Accession number: 11371,11371d, 11371e
  • Dimensions: 149 mm (height), 244 mm (width), 157 mm (depth)

Glossary

  • Bone china

    Bone china

    A porcelain made from clay and feldspathic rock with the addition of about 50 percent of calcined animal bone. Josiah Wedgwood II introduced bone china at the Wedgwood Etruria factory in 1812.

  • First Period bone china

    First Period bone china

    'First Period' bone china was produced by Wedgwood  around 1810 - 1820, although the product had originally been perfected by Spode. For Wedgwood it was not a success at first and was withdrawn from the product range quite quickly. Owing mainly to competitive pressure and Wedgwood's inability to match fashionable tastes, bone china had been introduced far too quickly in order to keep up with other factories who were surging ahead with its development.