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Bone china teapot and lid with a gold honeycomb pattern - c.1812

Bone china teapot and lid with a gold honeycomb pattern, © Wedgwood Museum
    Bone china teapot and lid with a gold honeycomb pattern
    © Wedgwood Museum

Teapot with lid; covered sugar box; cream jug; trio, comprising teacup, coffee can and saucer; plate. Pattern 510 "Chinese Flowers, orange ground. Gold edge" c.1812

Teapot with lid; covered sugar box; cream jug; trio, comprising teacup, coffee can and saucer; plate. Pattern 510 "Chinese Flowers, orange ground. Gold edge" c.1812

  • Type of object: Teaware/teapot
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Printed on base and lid]
  • Year produced: c.1812
  • Body: Bone china
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: edge-lined
  • Accession number: 9419a, 9419b
  • Dimensions: 128 mm (height), 250 mm (width), 144 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 For Wedgwood it was not a success at first and was withdrawn from the product range quite quickly.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.