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Invitation to view Portland Vase

Invitation to view the Portland Vase, © Wedgwood Museum
    Invitation to view the Portland Vase
    © Wedgwood Museum

The first edition Portland Vase was displayed in London initially to an invited audience of the aristocracy and privileged customers. Admission was by ticket only. This heightened the mystique of the object. Reprinted from original copper plate of 1790.

The first edition Portland Vase was displayed in London initially to an invited audience of the aristocracy and privileged customers. Admission was by ticket only. This heightened the mystique of the object. Reprinted from original copper plate of 1790.

  • Type of object: Manuscripts/invitation
  • Material: paper
  • Accession number: 9532
  • Dimensions: 89 mm (height), 63 mm (width)