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Shape 225 - Serenity tureen and cover - 1984

Shape 225 - Serenity tureen and cover
    Shape 225 - Serenity tureen and cover

In 1984, Shape 225 was commissioned by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Limited in order to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of the Wedgwood firm, 1759 - 1984. Jerome Gould of the international design studio Gould & Associates was selected to undertake the work. Gould appointed Thomas William Kellogg, Vice President of Product Development to come up with a design, he created shape 225. A number of patterns appeared on the finely contoured, flowing lines of Shape 225 - these included Clouds, Serenity, Nectar, Tranquillity and Selene. Shape 225 was also produced in Black Basalt, which was partially glazed to enhance the flowing lines of the forms.

In 1984 Shape 225 was commissioned by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Limited in order to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the founding of the Wedgwood firm, 1759 - 1984. Jerome Gould of the international design studio Gould & Associates was selected to undertake the work. Gould appointed Thomas William Kellogg, Vice President of Product Development to come up with a design, he created shape 225. A number of patterns appeared on the finely contoured, flowing lines of Shape 225 - these included Clouds, Serenity, Nectar, Tranquillity and Selene. Shape 225 was also produced in Black Basalt, which was partially glazed to enhance the flowing lines of the forms. This pattern actually applied on top of a slight ridge which like the wheat design follows the decoration around items circumference, pattern applied using lithograph technologies. Cover has wheat pattern applied to its exterior. Body of piece is made from bone china with a clear glaze applied to its exterior and interior. At launch in 1984 this piece retailed at £32.95.

  • Type of object: Dinner ware/tureen
  • Mark: [Portland vase device]
    [printed in gold ink]
    SHAPE 225
    WEDGWOOD ®
    Bone china
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    SERENITY©
    [printed in gold ink]
  • Year produced: 1984
  • Body: Bone china
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed
  • Accession number: 14207, 14207a
  • Dimensions: 131 mm (height), 222 mm (length, handle to spout), 125 mm (width)

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  • Jerome Gould

    Jerome Gould

    American graphic designer based in Los Angeles. Gould’s graphic design influences included native Australian art, and he was a keen collector of aboriginal artworks.

  • Thomas William Kellogg

    Thomas William Kellogg (1932 - 2003)

    American industrial designer who worked in many fields including the automotive industry, for which he is best known. He also designed the interiors of DC-10 aircraft for McDonnell-Douglas and the design of shuttle-craft for the original Star Trek TV series. His work for Wedgwood was during his time at the industrial design and packaging firm of Gould & Associates where he was Vice President of Product Development.