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Drabware coffee biggin - 1820s-1840s

Drabware coffee biggin, © Wedgwood Museum
    Drabware coffee biggin
    © Wedgwood Museum

Tea and coffee wares with arabesque marking and King Charles Spaniel finials. Drab Ware with smear-glazed effect 1820s-40s. The cylindrical receptacle is an early form of coffee percolator and is named after the inventor, George Biggin

Tea and coffee wares with arabesque marking and King Charles Spaniel finials. Drab Ware with smear-glazed effect 1820s-40s. The cylindrical receptacle is an early form of coffee percolator and is named after the inventor, George Biggin.

  • Type of object: Teaware/coffee biggin
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1820s-1840s
  • Body: drabware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 4855
  • Dimensions: 165 mm (length), 117 mm (height with cover), 85 mm (depth)

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Glossary

  • Arabesque

    Arabesque

    A design consisting of intricate interlaced lines, bands, strap work and floral motifs. Originally it was adapted by Islamic craftsmen from Roman sources.

  • Finial

    Finial

    The decorative handle or knob on the cover of a vase, teapot, coffeepot or similar. Finials appear in a wide range of decorative forms including animals, flowers, fruits, simple shapes such as a ball, and even in the style of a seated female figure wearing a shawl, which is known as the ‘widow’ finial.