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White stoneware pastille burner - c.1807

White stoneware pastille burner , © Wedgwood Museum
    White stoneware pastille burner
    © Wedgwood Museum

One of a pair of pastille burners with lids. White stoneware with dark blue dip c.1807

One of a pair of pastille burners with lids. White stoneware with dark blue dip c.1807

  • Type of object: Useful ware/pastille burner
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: c.1807
  • Body: stoneware
  • Decoration: dipped
  • Accession number: 5397

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Glossary

  • Pastilles

    Pastilles

    Made from powdered charcoal compressed with an aromatic substance, and burned in an ornamental object known as a pastille burner. The aroma given off helped to scent the room, disguising unwanted smells. This was particularly important during the period when the conventional wisdom was that disease spread though foul-smelling air, otherwise known as a miasma.

  • Dip

    Dip

    A layer applied to the surface of the white jasper body using coloured slip - as opposed to a ‘solid' jasper body where the same colour permeates throughout the entire ceramic medium.