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Bulb pot

Bulb pot

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria, England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2390-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain, room 138, case 12, shelf 4

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Physical description

Bulb pot of black basalt, in the form of a crouching hedgehog (stand missing), covered with large perforations.

Place of Origin

Etruria, England (made)

Date

ca. 1820 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt

Dimensions

Height: 17.1 cm, Length: 25.7 cm, Depth: 13 cm

Object history note

Jermyn Street Collection.

Historical context note

The hedgehog was filled with moss and planted with crocuses, which grew through the holes. Wedgwood has made these bulb pots intermittently since at least 1783.

Descriptive line

Bulb pot in the form of a hedgehog (stand missing), black basalt, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, ca. 1820 or later

Exhibition History

A Garden Within doors: Plants and Flowers in the Home (Geffrye Museum 30/03/2010-25/07/2010)

Labels and date

Bulb pot in the form of a hedgehog (stand missing)
made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1820 or later
Black Basalt

2390-1901 Jermyn Street Collection

The hedgehog was filled with moss and planted with crocuses, which grew through the holes. Wedgwood has made these bulb pots intermittently since at least 1783. [23/05/2008]

Production Note

Made ca. 1820 or later. Wedgwood has made these bulb pots intermittently since at least 1783.

Materials

Stoneware

Subjects depicted

Hedgehog

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection code

CER

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