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Creamware urn with lion's head decoration - 1765

Creamware urn with lion's head decoration, photography m.coupe, © wedgwood museum
    Creamware urn with lion's head decoration, photography m.coupe
    © wedgwood museum

This urn-shaped vase is cream-coloured earthenware. It is decorated with applied swags of flowers which are suspended from lion's head masks. It is also decorated with rouletted bands on the body and foot.

This urn-shaped vase is cream-coloured earthenware. It is decorated with applied swags of flowers which are suspended from lion's head masks. It is also decorated with rouletted bands on the body and foot.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: None
  • Year produced: 1765
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: cream
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: rouletted
  • Accession number: 67
  • Dimensions: 295 mm (height), 205 mm (diameter)

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  • 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.