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Sugar bowl: C.6 & A-1951

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Current Location: Gallery 13 (Mellon)


Factory: Wedgwood, Josiah (Perhaps)




Cream earthenware, press-moulded and decorated with green and yellowish translucent lead-glazes. The base inside the footring is only partially glazed in green. Of Chinese covered tea bowl form, moulded to resemble a cauliflower, the convex cover (A) with six leaves radiating from the shallow cauliflower knob. The leaves on the bowl are coloured in green glaze


History note: Unknown before Mrs E.S. Jenkins

Legal notes

Given by Mrs E.S. Jenkins

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.5 cm
Height: 10 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Burslem ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951-05-31) by Jenkins, E. S., Mrs


18th Century, third quarter#
George II or George III
Circa 1759 CE - 1775 CE


Attributed to Josiah Wedgwood on attribution, but cauliflower wares were made by several Staffordshire potters, such as William Greatbatch. Cauliflower slop bowls and sugar basins were found on the Greatbatch site. See Documentation, Young, and Barker.

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Materials used in production

inside cream, the outside, green and yellowish cream Lead-glaze
with coloured glazes Creamware

Techniques used in production

Press-moulding : Cream earthenware, press-moulded and decorated with green and yellowish cream lead-glazes. The base inside the footring is only partially glazed.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6 & A-1951
Primary reference Number: 12133
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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