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White terra cotta bell-pull in brown and white - c.1780

White terra cotta bell-pull in brown and white, © Wedgwood Museum
    White terra cotta bell-pull in brown and white
    © Wedgwood Museum

One of three bell-pulls; engine-turned. White terra cotta with brown and white colour surface slip, and with pearl glaze C.1780

One of three bell-pulls; engine-turned. White terra cotta with brown and white colour surface slip, and with pearl glaze C.1780

  • Type of object: Useful ware/bell-pull
  • Mark: Unmarked
  • Year produced: c.1780
  • Body: white terra cotta
  • Glaze: pearl
  • Decoration: slip decorated and slipware
  • Accession number: 1411

Glossary

  • Bell pull

    Bell pull

    A small ceramic device which was meant to be attached to one end of a long cord or sash which hung down from the wall. The other end was connected by a wire to a bell in the servants’ quarters. Wedgwood generally made bell pulls in jasper.