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White biscuit vase and cover - 1775-80

White biscuit vase and cover, © Wedgwood Museum
    White biscuit vase and cover
    © Wedgwood Museum

Vase and cover; engine-turned and rouletted, probably a factory model. White biscuit 1775-80

Vase and cover; engine-turned and rouletted, probably a factory model. White biscuit 1775-80

  • Type of object: Manufacturing paraphernalia and miscellany/model
  • Year produced: 1775-80
  • Body: biscuit
  • Decoration: engine-turned, rouletted
  • Accession number: 2013, 2013a

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'.

  • Biscuit

    Biscuit

    An unglazed ceramic body that has been fired only once. On occasion it is erroneously termed ‘bisque’ in England and America.