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Queen's ware dessert plate with Wm Vaughan Esq. crest - 1791

Queen's Ware dessert plate with Wm Vaughan Esq. crest, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queen's Ware dessert plate with Wm Vaughan Esq. crest
    © Wedgwood Museum

Dessert plate; hand painted brown laurel border, bat-printed crest ordered by Wm Vaughan Esq. Queen's ware February 1791

Dessert plate; hand painted brown laurel border, bat-printed crest ordered by Wm Vaughan Esq. Queen's ware February 1791

  • Type of object: Dessert ware/plate
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1791
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: bat printed
  • Accession number: 5472

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.