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Queen's ware butter curler - c.1810

Queen's ware butter curler, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queen's ware butter curler
    © Wedgwood Museum

Butter curler or knife, shape 1298. Queen’s ware c.1810

Butter curler or knife, shape 1298. Queen’s ware c.1810

  • Type of object: Useful ware/butter curler
  • Year produced: c.1810
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: moulded
  • Accession number: 12408
  • Dimensions: 155 mm (length), 43 mm (width), 24 mm (depth)

Glossary

  • Queen’s ware

    Queen’s ware

    In 1765 Wedgwood provided a tea and coffee service to Her Majesty Queen Charlotte (wife of George III) in the new earthenware body he had recently perfected. She was so pleased with the set that she not only allowed Josiah to style himself ‘Potter to Her Majesty’, she also allowed him to call his new earthenware ‘Queen’s ware’ - a name by which Wedgwood’s cream coloured earthenware is still known today.