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Herb jar: C.74 & A-1992

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Maker(s)

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

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Description

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.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Legal notes

Given by Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor

Measurements and weight

7
15.1

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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

Dating

Production date: AD 1966

Note

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

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Black basalt

Techniques used in production

Turning
Throwing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: MADE IN ENGLAND
  • 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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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