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Sugar bowl: C.22 & A & B-1915

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Current Location: In storage


Josiah Wedgwood & Sons




Caneware with greyish-black applied reliefs. Circular with sloping sides and curved shoulders; slightly convex cover (A) with a flat button finial. The sides are decorated with radiating fern leaves and asterisks, and the finial has an asterisk on top. The stand (B) has sloping sides and a flat centre.


History note: Collection of Swann Hurrell, 30 Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge and from 1891, St Leonard’s (d. 1897); his niece, Miss Emily Beales, ‘Hurrell’, St Leonard’s on Sea

Legal notes

Given by Miss Emily Beales

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1915-06-26) by Beales, Emily, Miss


19th Century, Early#
Circa 1815 - 1830


Wedgwood was producing teapots in caneware by 1776, but was not yet satisfied with it. The first mention of cane in the Wedgwood sales records was in 1776, when seventy-eight cane teapots, probably the Bamboo form, were sold. The body was refined and in 1779 'New cane' was in production, but was not included in the 1779 Catalogue. See Edwards, Diana, 'Recent Research in the Wedgwood Archives: Early Developments in Caneware', Ars Ceramica, Number 16 (2000), pp. 36-39.

Components of the work

Stand (B) Diameter 11.6 cm Width 2.2 cm
Bowl Height 8.5 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD/ S
  • Location: On the bowl
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: N
  • Location: On the bowl
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the stand
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: Z
  • Location: On the stand
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: N
  • Location: On the stand
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.22 & A & B-1915
Primary reference Number: 12018
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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