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Campana Vase and Cover: MAR.C.5 & A-1912

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Campana Vase and Cover


Factory: Wedgwood




Black basalt with rosso antico reliefs. Depressed campana form standing on a square plinth. The exterior is decorated with fruiting vine below the rim, and on each side of the plinth with a flower flanked by foliage; the foot is reeded. The interior is glazed dark brown. The circular cover (A) is black basalt with a central button-shaped knob decorated with a black star-like flower.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.5 cm
Width: 29.5 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Early 19th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1810


This form was introduced by Wedgwood, c. 1810. It was also made in encaustic painted basalt, smear-glazed stoneware with coloured ornaments, and variegated lustre. It was intended to be used as a pastille burner or bough pot.

School or Style


Components of the work

Reliefs composed of rosso antico ( Wedgwood's name for red dry-bodied stoneware)
Interior composed of lead-glaze ( dark brown)
Cover (A) Diameter 15.2 cm

Materials used in production

Black basalt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the plinth
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.5 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 11164
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 October 2019 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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