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Fossil cup - 1782

A square fossil cup, ©  Wedgwood Museum
    A square fossil cup
    © Wedgwood Museum

These dishes were used by Josiah Wedgwood and his scientific friends for their experiments. Made of cream-coloured earthenware, these are handmade, slab-built trays with a small flange on one corner, projecting inside, covered with clear, honey coloured glaze.

These dishes were used by Josiah Wedgwood and his scientific friends for their experiments. Made of cream-coloured earthenware, these are handmade, slab-built trays with a small flange on one corner, projecting inside, covered with clear, honey coloured glaze.

  • Type of object: Scientific equipment/fossil cup
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD (Impressed)
  • Year produced: 1782
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 11482
  • Dimensions: 56 mm (width), 56 mm (length)