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White terracotta vase with matt red slip - 1770-75

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

Vase; engine-turned and rouletted. White terracotta stoneware with matt red slip, pearl glaze inside 1770-75

Vase; engine-turned and rouletted. White terracotta stoneware with matt red slip, pearl glaze inside 1770-75

  • Type of object: Useful ware/spill jar or vase
  • Mark: Wedgwood & Bentley
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1770-75
  • Body: white terra cotta
  • Glaze: pearl
  • Decoration: engine-turned, rouletted, slip decorated and slipware
  • Accession number: 142

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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'.