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Second of a set of graduated white terracotta stoneware vases - 1778-85

Second of a set of graduated white terracotta stoneware vases, © Wedgwood Museum
    Second of a set of graduated white terracotta stoneware vases
    © Wedgwood Museum

Graduated set of vases; engine-turned, with applied swags and bows. White terracotta stoneware 1778-85

Graduated set of vases; engine-turned, with applied swags and bows. White terracotta stoneware 1778-85

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: Wedgwood
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1778-85
  • Body: white terra cotta
  • Decoration: engine-turned, rouletted, applied
  • Accession number: 1317

Glossary

  • Vases

    Vases

    Wedgwood announced his intention of becoming, ‘Vase Maker General to the Universe' in a letter to Bentley on 1st May 1769. His vases were enormously successful when they were first shown in the London Showrooms. It was reported in May 1769 that, ‘There was no getting to the door for Coaches, nor into the rooms for Ladies and Gent.n. & ... Vases was all the cry'.