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Chocolate stoneware vase with japonica reliefs - c.1810

Chocolate stoneware vase with japonica reliefs, © Wedgwood Museum
    Chocolate stoneware vase with japonica reliefs
    © Wedgwood Museum

Vase with white japonica reliefs. Chocolate stoneware body with smear gaze c. 1810

Vase with white japonica reliefs. Chocolate stoneware body with smear gaze c. 1810

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: c.1810
  • Body: stoneware
  • Accession number: 3126

Glossary

  • Japonaiserie

    Japonaiserie

    A term used to describe an art or design style based on an incomplete understanding of the actual culture it is imitating. Many of the ‘Japanese’ ornaments and motifs used by the Wedgwood factory bear little relationship to true Oriental styles.

  • Vases

    Vases

    Wedgwood announced his intention of becoming, ‘Vase Maker General to the Universe' in a letter to Bentley on 1st May 1769. His vases were enormously successful when they were first shown in the London Showrooms. It was reported in May 1769 that, ‘There was no getting to the door for Coaches, nor into the rooms for Ladies and Gent.n. & ... Vases was all the cry'.