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Three Fossil Cups - 1782

Three Fossil Cups, © Wedgwood Museum
    Three Fossil Cups
    © Wedgwood Museum

These dishes were used by Josiah Wedgwood and his scientific friends for their experiments. Made of cream coloured earthenware, these are handmade, slab-built trays with a small flange on one corner, projecting inside, covered with clear, honey coloured glaze. The trays were used for mineralogical specimens and also as crystallising dishes.

These dishes were used by Josiah Wedgwood and his scientific friends for their experiments. Made of cream coloured earthenware, these are handmade, slab-built trays with a small flange on one corner, projecting inside, covered with clear, honey coloured glaze. The trays were used for mineralogical specimens and also as crystallising dishes.

  • Type of object: Scientific equipment/fossil cup
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [impressed]
  • Year produced: 1782
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 11685, 11685a, 11685b
  • Dimensions: 67 mm (length), 67 mm (width), 30 mm (depth), 53 mm (a length), 53 mm (a width), 25 mm (a depth), 42 mm (b length), 42 mm (b width), 20 mm (b depth)