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Plate: C.27-1985

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Josiah Wedgwood & Sons (Factory)


White earthenware, transfer-printed underglaze in brown and painted in pink, green, brown, and maroon enamels. Circular with sloping rim, shallow well and flat base. Decorated with 'Brown Water Lily' pattern with 'Botanical' border and a maroon band on edge.


History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Given by Miss Ellen Bicknell

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985-06-03) by Bicknell, Ellen, Miss


Late 19th Century
Victoria I
Circa 1890 - 1900 1900


This design was a revival of no. 495 in the first Pattern Book, described as 'Brown printed Water Lily which was introduced in 1806-07 and from 1811 in underglaze blue. It was revived, probably in the late 1890s.

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( pink, green, brown and maroon)

Materials used in production

White earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : White earthenware, transfer-printed underglaze in brown and painted in pink, green, brown, and maroon enamels.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Text: 4
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Mark
  • Text: 5
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: In maroon enamel
  • Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.27-1985
Primary reference Number: 11971
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 March 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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