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Bone china teapot, cover and stand with 'Simple Japan' pattern - c.1815

Bone china teapot, cover and stand with 'Simple Japan' pattern, © Wedgwood Museum
    Bone china teapot, cover and stand with 'Simple Japan' pattern
    © Wedgwood Museum

Teapot, lid and stand; sugar box and cover; plate; coffee can and saucer. Printed and enamelled Japan pattern number 6 with gold edge c.1815

Teapot, lid and stand; sugar box and cover; plate; coffee can and saucer. Printed and enamelled Japan pattern number 6 with gold edge c.1815

  • Type of object: Teaware/teapot
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Printed on teapot and stand]
    c
    [Printed on teapot]
    2
    [Painted on stand]
  • Year produced: c.1815
  • Body: Bone china
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: edge-lined
  • Accession number: 11600, 11600a, 11600b
  • Dimensions: 135 mm (height), 245 mm (width), 158 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 For Wedgwood it was not a success at first and was withdrawn from the product range quite quickly.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.