Wedgwood ware

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wedgwood ware A kind of fine pottery, the most remarkable being what is called jasper, either white, or colored throughout the body, and capable of being molded into the most delicate forms, so that fine and minute bas-reliefs like cameos were made of it, fit even for being set as jewels.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wedgwood ware a superior kind of pottery invented by Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), ornamented by white cameo reliefs on a blue ground and the like
    • Wedgwood ware . See Ware.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the name of the inventor, Josiah Wedgwood, of England

Usage

In literature:

ROBERT WARING DARWIN, 1767-1848, married SUSANNAH WEDGWOOD and had a son, CHARLES ROBERT DARWIN, b. February 12, 1809, d. April 19, 1882.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)" by Charles Darwin
I stopped at a case of Wedgwood ware, marked 'Perkins Collection.
"The Grim Smile of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
Wedgwood ware is very apt, after a time, to acquire a disagreeable taste.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
I've heard that Wedgwood's ware won't hold oil.
"Practical Education, Volume II" by Maria Edgeworth
Wedgwood manufactures his imitations of Etruscan ware.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
WILLIAM ADAMS of Tunstall was a favourite pupil of Wedgwood, and while with him executed some of his finest specimens of jasper ware.
"The Collector's Handbook to Keramics of the Renaissance and Modern Periods" by William Chaffers
Wedgwood is credited with having first made the copper-and gold-lustered wares, but authentic proof of this is lacking.
"Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings" by Mary H. Northend
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