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Queen's ware plate for the Leytonstone family - 1780-85

Queen's ware plate for the Leytonstone family, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queen's ware plate for the Leytonstone family
    © Wedgwood Museum

Plate painted red and black border; the crest; for the Leytonstone family, bat-printed and painted in red and black. Queen's ware 1780-85

Plate painted red and black border; the crest; for the Leytonstone family, bat-printed and painted in red and black. Queen's ware 1780-85

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/plate
  • Mark: Unmarked
  • Year produced: 1780-85
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: bat printed
  • Accession number: 4853

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.