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Herb jar: C.74 & A-1992

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Factory: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd
Designer: Minkin, Des. RCA, FSAID, Robert




Black basalt, hand-thrown, turned, and printed in gold. Cylindrical with two lathe-turned horizontal depressions in the side, and a flat circular cover (A) with a truncated conical knob with a depression in the top. The sides are decorated with 'The Tower of London' twice over a row of seven canon.


History note: Unknown before Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

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Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

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Place(s) associated

  • Barlaston ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1992-04-27) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


Production date: AD 1966


The shape was designed for the 'Design 63' group. The 'Tower of London' herb jar won an award from the Council of Industrial Design and the British Travel Association in 1966, in a competition to encourage designs for the tourist industry

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Materials used in production

Black basalt

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Type: Mark
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 66
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.74 & A-1992
Primary reference Number: 11285
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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