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Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery

Bulb Pot

ca. 1820 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

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


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Black basalt
Brief description
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
Physical description
Bulb pot of black basalt, in the form of a crouching hedgehog (stand missing), covered with large perforations.
Dimensions
  • Height: 17.1cm
  • Length: 25.7cm
  • Depth: 13cm
Gallery label
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)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Object history
Jermyn Street Collection.
Historical context
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.
Production
Made ca. 1820 or later. Wedgwood has made these bulb pots intermittently since at least 1783.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession number
2390-1901

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Record createdMarch 31, 2008
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