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Staffordshire redware lid - 1750

Staffordshire redware lid, © Wedgwood Museum
    Staffordshire redware lid
    © Wedgwood Museum

This Staffordshire redware lid is decorated with sprigged cream-coloured ornamentation. It is an example of local wares produced in the area while Josiah Wedgwood was a young man.

This Staffordshire redware lid is decorated with sprigged cream-coloured ornamentation. It is an example of local wares produced in the area while Josiah Wedgwood was a young man.

  • Type of object: Useful ware/cover
  • Mark: None
  • Year produced: 1750
  • Body: Staffordshire redware
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: sprigged
  • Accession number: 9370
  • Dimensions: 95 mm (diameter), 40 mm (height)

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  • Sprigging

    Sprigging

    Sprigging is a technique in which low relief ornament is formed in a hollow plaster mould or metal stamp and applied to the 'leather hard' (ie dried, but unfired) surface of the pot. A clay slip or water is used to join the two together so that they fuse during firing.