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Victoria ware urn and cover - 1880

Victoria ware urn and cover
    Victoria ware urn and cover

This Victoria ware urn is decorated with gilding, hand-enamelling and applied decoration. The urn is one of a pair in the Wedgwood Museum's collections. The piece is in either the bone china or parian body and was made between c.1880-90.

This Victoria ware urn is decorated with gilding, hand-enamelling and applied decoration. The urn is one of a pair in the Wedgwood Museum's collections. The piece is in either the bone china or parian body and was made between c.1880-90.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
    F734
    [Hand-painted in red)
    B
    [Impressed]
    T
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1880
  • Body: Bone china, parian
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: hand-enamelled, gilded, ornamented
  • Accession number: 3981
  • Dimensions: 155 mm (height), 65 mm (width, handle to handle), 59 mm (depth)

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Glossary

  • Parian Ware

    Parian Ware

    Parian - a type of bisque porcelain. Named after the Greek island of Paros (renowned for its fine textured white marble of the same name), Parian was designed to imitate carved marble. It could be prepared in liquid form and cast in a mould thus enabling mass production.

  • Bone china

    Bone china

    A porcelain made from clay and feldspathic rock with the addition of about 50 percent of calcined animal bone. Josiah Wedgwood II introduced bone china at the Wedgwood Etruria factory in 1812.