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Fruit dish

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)
    Chelsea (Wedgwood's London Decorating Studio was in Cheyne Row, Chelsea. It opened in 1768/1769., decorated)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in purple enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2322-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 10, shelf 7

Physical description

Fruit dish of cream-coloured earthenware (Queen's ware), covered with lead glaze. Oval with quatrefoil rim and shell edge. Painted in purple enamel with convolvulus and jasmine sprays and a rose-bud.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)
Chelsea (Wedgwood's London Decorating Studio was in Cheyne Row, Chelsea. It opened in 1768/1769., decorated)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in purple enamel

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD'
Impressed

'B'
Painted in purple

Dimensions

Length: 32.7 cm, Width: 22.2 cm

Object history note

Jermyn Street Collection
Hilary Young states in the Genius of Wedgwood exhibition catalogue (see below): 'This dish is identical to those in the Husk Service ordered in 1770 by Catherine the Great, part of which survives at the Palace of Petrofdvorets (Perhof), St Petersburg.'

Descriptive line

Fruit dish of Queen's ware, lead-glazed earthenware enamelled in purple with sprays of flowers, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, ca. 1770

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hilary Young (ed). The Genius of Wedgwood, London, Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition catalogue, 1995. See pp. 51,71 and 76 for information about the Chelsea Decorating Studio in Cheyne Row, opened by Wedgwood and managed by his business partner Thomas Bentley in 1768. This piece and the previous catalogue entry, D24 (C70-1914) were decorated there, following the pattern of the Husk Service ordered by the Empress of Russia.

Labels and date

Dish
Made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1770
Marks: 'WEDGWOOD' , impressed and 'B', painted in purple
Lead-glazed earthenware, enamelled in purple with sprays of flowers

2322-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]

Materials

Earthenware; Lead glaze; Enamel

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Convolvulus; Jasmine (flower); Roses (flowers)

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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