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Doric jug with satyr - 1878

Doric jug, © Wedgwood Museum
    Doric jug
    © Wedgwood Museum

The shape of this Doric jug was registered in 1861 and made in a number of bodies and glazes. This one is made in Parian, 1878.

The shape of this Doric jug was registered in 1861 and made in a number of bodies and glazes. This one is made in Parian, 1878.

  • Type of object: Useful ware/jug
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
    KBG
    [Impressed]
    12
    [Impressed]
    (star shape)
    [Impressed]
    7
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1878
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: glazed, moulded
  • Accession number: 10268
  • Dimensions: 180 mm (height), 135 mm (width), 123 mm (depth)

Glossary

  • Earthenware

    Earthenware

    Fine-quality earthenwares are white or off-white in colour. Since the middle of the eighteenth century earthenware has contained calcined flint. This gives the ceramic both strength and its lightness of colour. Earthenware is sometimes referred to as cream-coloured earthenware. Since Josiah Wedgwood received the patronage of Queen Charlotte in 1765 Wedgwood cream-coloured earthenwares have been called Queen’s ware.

  • Parian Ware

    Parian Ware

    Parian - a type of bisque porcelain. Named after the Greek island of Paros (renowned for its fine textured white marble of the same name), Parian was designed to imitate carved marble. It could be prepared in liquid form and cast in a mould thus enabling mass production.