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Queen's ware soup tureen with unidentified armorial crest - c.1790

Queen's Ware soup tureen with unidentified armorial crest, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queen's Ware soup tureen with unidentified armorial crest
    © Wedgwood Museum

Soup tureen with unidentified armorial crest. The shape is number 1 on plate 1 of the 1790 printed catalogue. Queen's ware c. 1790

Soup tureen with unidentified armorial crest. The shape is number 1 on plate 1 of the 1790 printed catalogue. Queen's ware c. 1790

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/tureen
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed on tureen]
    'A'
    [Impressed on tureen]
  • Year produced: c.1790
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 9970, 9970+1, 9970a

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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.

  • Armorial ware

    Armorial ware

    Ware decorated with the coat of arms or the crest of the owner. The fashion derived from armorial engravings on silver, and enamelled Chinese export porcelain commissioned from Europe.