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Queen's ware jug with bat-printed crest, cavalary man and ML mongram - 1786-90

Queen's Ware jug with bat-printed crest, cavalary man and ML mongram, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queen's Ware jug with bat-printed crest, cavalary man and ML mongram
    © Wedgwood Museum

Jug; painted in enamel colours with bat-printed crests for Colonel Leigh. One with a cavalary man, inscribed: 'IRV RAC BAT'; with monogram: 'ML' under spout; the other outline transfer-printed with a dancer and musicians in a pastoral landscape on the reverse; Queen's ware. Copper plate for bat printing the outline of crest of Colonel Leigh 1786-90

Jug; painted in enamel colours with bat-printed crests for Colonel Leigh. One with a cavalary man, inscribed: 'IRV RAC BAT'; with monogram: 'ML' under spout; the other outline transfer-printed with a dancer and musicians in a pastoral landscape on the reverse; Queen's ware. Copper plate for bat printing the outline of crest of Colonel Leigh 1786-90

  • Type of object: Useful ware/jug
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
    C ~
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1786-90
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: bat printed
  • Accession number: 5324

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  • 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.