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Queen's ware tureen, lid and stand for J Watson Esq - c.1785

Queen's Ware tureen, lid and stand for J Watson Esq, © Wedgwood Museum
    Queen's Ware tureen, lid and stand for J Watson Esq
    © Wedgwood Museum

Group of armorial wares: tureen, lid and stand. Painted with a brown and yellow border, and outline bat-printed crest; hand painted in enamels with a griffin's head gorged with a coronet. Queen's ware.

Group of armorial wares: tureen, lid and stand; lozenge dish; plate. Painted with a brown and yellow border, and outline bat-printed crest; hand painted in enamels with a griffin's head gorged with a coronet. Queen's ware.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/tureen
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed on tureen]
    V
    [Impressed on tureen]
  • Year produced: c.1785
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: hand-enamelled
  • Accession number: 9937, 9937a

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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.