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White terracotta vase or window pot - 1779-80

White terracotta vase or window pot, © Wedgwood Museum
    White terracotta vase or window pot
    © Wedgwood Museum

Vase or window pot with applied swags; Shape 252 and Shape Number One Book. White terracotta stoneware with peach-coloured surface slip 1779-80

Vase or window pot with applied swags; Shape 252 and Shape Number One Book. White terracotta stoneware with peach-coloured surface slip 1779-80

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: Wedgwood & Bentley
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1779-80
  • Body: terra cotta
  • Decoration: slip decorated and slipware, applied
  • Accession number: 143

Glossary

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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'.