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Pagoda lustre vase and lid with gold-printed dragon motifs - c.1914

Pagoda lustre vase and lid with gold-printed dragon motifs, © Wedgwood Museum
    Pagoda lustre vase and lid with gold-printed dragon motifs
    © Wedgwood Museum

Pagoda vase with lids decorated with dragons printed in gold. Earthenware, mixed blue lustre, pale staining and blue mottling.

Pagoda vase with lids decorated with dragons printed in gold. Earthenware, mixed blue lustre, pale staining and blue mottling.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: (portland vase motif)
    WEDGWOOD
    ENGLAND
    [Printed]
  • Year produced: c.1914
  • Decoration: lustre, mottled
  • Accession number: 11316a, 11316b

Related people

  • 'Daisy' Makeig-Jones

    'Daisy' Makeig-Jones (1880 - 1944)

    Susannah Margaretta "Daisy" Makeig-Jones was a pottery designer for Wedgwood. She is best known for her range of "Fairyland Lustre" pottery.The daughter of a doctor, she was born in Rotherham. After her family moved to Torquay she entered the Torquay School of Art. She joined Wedgwood in 1909, after gaining an introduction to the managing director Cecil Wedgwood through a relative. Both of Cecil's daughters married brothers of hers. According to factory history, Daisy was asked to leave Wedgwood in 1930. She refused to go, maintaining she was part of the family. She left of her own accord not long afterwards making the dramatic gesture of smashing her pots as she went!

Glossary

  • 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.