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Earthenware covered ginger jar with silver lustre motifs - c.1930

Veronese glaze vase with silver lustre, © Wedgwood Museum
    Veronese glaze vase with silver lustre
    © Wedgwood Museum

Covered ginger jar with hand-painted silver lustre motifs. Earthenware. Alfred Powell c.1930

Covered ginger jar with hand-painted silver lustre motifs. Earthenware. Alfred Powell c.1930

  • Type of object: Useful ware/jar
  • Mark: E
    [Impressed on base]
    AP
    (monogram)
    [5202
    [Painted on base and cover]
  • Year produced: c.1930
  • Decoration: hand-painted, lustre
  • Accession number: 10426

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  • Alfred Powell

    Alfred Powell (1865 - 1960)

    Alfred Powell was intensely interested in the arts and craft movement. Alfred Powell, born in 1865, originally trained as an architect and was particularly interested in taking an active part in encouraging the idea of design and decoration in architecture. In 1903 Alfred Powell visited Etruria after having submitted some designs to the factory. Around 1906 the husband and wife team of Alfred and Louise established a school of free-hand paintresses at Etruria, where the Powells developed free hand designs that could then be applied to items of Wedgwood production by their paintresses. Louise died in 1956, and Alfred in 1960.

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  • 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.