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White terra cotta flower vase - 1775

White terra cotta flower vase
    White terra cotta flower vase

This flower vase is made from white terra cotta which has been engine-turned. It has been further decorated with a reddish-brown coloured slip beneath a pearl glaze.

This flower vase is made from white terra cotta which has been engine-turned. It has been further decorated with a reddish-brown coloured slip beneath a pearl glaze.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Year produced: 1775
  • Body: white terra cotta
  • Glaze: pearl
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: slip decorated and slipware
  • Accession number: 1316
  • Dimensions: 152 mm (height), 120 mm (diameter)

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    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'.