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Block mould

Block mould

  • Place of origin:

    Staffordshire (made)

  • Date:

    1770-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood's factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Creamware (lead-glazed earthenware), press-moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Frank Green

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 6, shelf 2

Physical description

Master or 'block' mould of creamware for making plaster moulds for reproducing architectural ornament. Moulded in relief with acanthus and berries

Place of Origin

Staffordshire (made)


1770-1800 (made)


Josiah Wedgwood's factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Creamware (lead-glazed earthenware), press-moulded

Marks and inscriptions



Width: 9.5 cm, Length: 9.5 cm

Object history note

Originally catalogued as a paperweight.

Descriptive line

Block for an architectural moulding, lead-glazed earthenware, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Staffordshire, 1770-1800

Labels and date

Block for an architectural moulding
Made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Staffordshire, 1770-1800
Mark: 'WEDGWOOD' impressed
Lead-glazed earthenware

C.122-1916 [23/05/2008]




Ceramics; Creamware & Pearlware


Ceramics Collection

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