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Egg cup

Egg cup

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    1780-1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2357-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case I, shelf 3

Physical description

Egg cup of cream-coloured earthenware with lead glaze (Queen's ware). The bowl is painted with a border of flowers and leaves on a continuous stem in crimson and green, and with horizontal brown lines.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

1780-1810 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD'
Impressed

'z'
Incised

Dimensions

Height: 6.4 cm, Diameter: 4.4 cm

Object history note

Jermyn Street Collection

Descriptive line

Egg cup of lead-glazed earthenware (Queen's ware), painted in enamels, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1780-1810

Labels and date

Egg cup
Made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1780-1800
Marks: 'WEDGWOOD' , impressed and 'z', incised
Lead-glazed earthenware

2357-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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