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White terracotta pillar vase with matt red slip - 1770-75

White terracotta pillar vase with matt red slip, © Wedgwood Museum
    White terracotta pillar vase with matt red slip
    © Wedgwood Museum

Pillar vase; fluted and turned. White terracotta stoneware with matt red slip, pearl glaze inside 1770-75

Pillar vase; fluted and turned. White terracotta stoneware with matt red slip, pearl glaze inside 1770-75

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1770-75
  • Body: white terra cotta
  • Glaze: pearl
  • Decoration: slip decorated and slipware
  • Accession number: 141

Glossary

  • Fluting

    Fluting

    A series of parallel grooves. This decorative effect was achieved by the use of the engine-turning lathe and used on prestige jasper and black basalt items.

  • 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'.