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Vase: C.97-1997

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Factory: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd
Designer: Wall, Peter




Black basalt, partly gilt. the sides rise from the base in a convex curve and then slope upwards into a cylindrical neck which widens slightly towards the rim. The lower part is smooth, the sloping area is textured, and the neck is smooth. The lower part of the neck is encircled by a broad gilt band.


History note: Purchased by the donor at an exhibition of Wedgwood in 1966

Legal notes

Given by Miss Kathleen G. King

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 10.6 cm
Height: 18.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Barlaston ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1997-12-05) by King, Miss Kathleen G.


20th Century, third quarter#
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 1966


Peter Wall was trained at Wimbledon and Burslem Schools of Art, and at the RCA. He became a designer at Barlaston from 1951; Deputy Art Director, 1954-66, and Design Manager, 1966-8. In 1970 he became head of the School of Ceramics at Birmingham College of Art, and retired in 1988. He designed, table-ware, nursery-ware, and ornamental ware.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold pigment

Materials used in production

Black basalt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 66 MADE IN/ENGLAND S
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: Rectangular with 'Wedgwood' reserved in a black strip across the top, inscribed below in blue biro, 'J681 BLACK BASALT/ROUGH TEXTURE & GOLD/VASE 7 ¼" HIGH/90 . . .`.

  • Method of creation: Blue biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.97-1997
Primary reference Number: 11303
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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