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Queen's ware dinner plate with the arms of Honeywood and Courtenay - 1778-85

Queen's ware dinner plate with the arms of Honeywood and Courtenay, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queen's ware dinner plate with the arms of Honeywood and Courtenay
    © Wedgwood Museum

Dinner plate, bat-printed and painted in enamel colours. The arms of Honeywood and Courtenay, joined by marriage in 1778. Queen's ware 1778-85

Dinner plate, bat-printed and painted in enamel colours. The arms of Honeywood and Courtenay, joined by marriage in 1778. Queen's ware 1778-85

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/plate
  • Mark: 179'
    [Paper label]
    NY 195
    [In pen]
  • Year produced: 1778-85
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: bat printed
  • Accession number: 4847

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.