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Drabware dessert plate with oriental flowers - 1815-20

Drabware dessert plate with oriental flowers, © Wedgwood Museum
    Drabware dessert plate with oriental flowers
    © Wedgwood Museum

Dessert plate with printed and enamelled oriental flowers. Drab Ware 1815-20.

Dessert plate with printed and enamelled oriental flowers. Drab Ware 1815-20.

  • Type of object: Dessert ware/plate
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
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  • Year produced: 1815-20
  • Body: drabware
  • Accession number: 11120

Glossary

  • Drabware

    Drabware

    A dull brownish-grey coloured earthenware or stoneware ceramic body. The majority of drabware production took place at the Wedgwood Etruria factory during the nineteenth century. The stoneware variety could be decorated with raised-relief ornamentation, whereas the drab-glazed earthenware could be enhanced by the addition of gilding, or, more rarely, print and enamelled designs.

  • Enamel colours

    Enamel colours

    Colours derived from metallic oxides that are usually hand-applied onto the glaze. These are then fired to ‘fix’ the colours to the ware.