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Creamware lidded pot pourri - 1768

Creamware lidded pot pourri vase, © Wedgwood Museum
    Creamware lidded pot pourri vase
    © Wedgwood Museum

This cream-coloured earthenware pot porri has moulded and pierced decoration on the lid and rouletted decoration on the body

This cream-coloured earthenware pot porri has moulded and pierced decoration on the lid and rouletted decoration on the body

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Year produced: 1768
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: cream
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: moulded, pierced, rouletted
  • Accession number: 1550,1550a
  • Dimensions: 300 mm (height), 200 mm (width handle to handle), 170 mm (depth)

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  • John Coward

    John Coward

    Woodcarver, said to have worked for the brothers Adam, who was engaged by Wedgwood in 1768 to repair defective vases, and to make wooden models for new vases. Cowards's work included the making of wooden covers, providing wooden bases to which the body of the vase could be attached, and carving handles to replace those which had been broken. Coward also carved or sketched designs for tableware pieces.

Glossary

  • Queen’s ware

    Queen’s ware

    In 1765 Wedgwood provided a tea and coffee service to Her Majesty Queen Charlotte (wife of George III) in the new earthenware body he had recently perfected. She was so pleased with the set that she not only allowed Josiah to style himself ‘Potter to Her Majesty’, she also allowed him to call his new earthenware ‘Queen’s ware’ - a name by which Wedgwood’s cream coloured earthenware is still known today.