Wedgwood Teapot 1795-1800
A teapot made by Wedgwood, Stoke-on-Trent, around 1795-1800. Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) revolutionised the pottery industry in this country and ensured it led the world by the time of his death. Three innovations of his can be seen here. The classical style was copied from contemporary architecture and attracted upper-class customers; ‘Cane Ware’ was a new kind of fine yellow stoneware which he invented around 1770; and, showing his willingness to mechanise, the ribbed decoration was done with a special lathe originally meant for metalwork.
Accession no HMCMS:DA1986.63.22