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White terra cotta paint box set - paint box and lid - 1775-80

White terra cotta paint box set - paint box and lid, © Wedgwood Museum
    White terra cotta paint box set - paint box and lid
    © Wedgwood Museum

Paint box with dolphin finial; engine turned. The interior has a tray to hold 12 small cups for colours, and a palette. White terra cotta with black slip 1775-80

Paint box with dolphin finial; engine turned. The interior has a tray to hold 12 small cups for colours, and a palette. White terra cotta with black slip 1775-80

  • Type of object: Useful ware/box
  • Mark: Wedgwood
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  • Year produced: 1775-80
  • Body: white terra cotta
  • Decoration: engine-turned, slip decorated and slipware
  • Accession number: 1306

Glossary

  • Finial

    Finial

    The decorative handle or knob on the cover of a vase, teapot, coffeepot or similar. Finials appear in a wide range of decorative forms including animals, flowers, fruits, simple shapes such as a ball, and even in the style of a seated female figure wearing a shawl, which is known as the ‘widow’ finial.