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Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
English

Pitcher & tumbler

1877

Earthenware with majolica glazes

Pitcher measures 7 in. H x 4 1/4 in. W at widest point
Tumbler measures 4 1/4 in. H x 3 in. Dm

$800.00

Most majolica pottery is decorated: adorned with Renaissance-inspired designs, heavily ornamented in the Victorian taste, or covered in Japanese motifs. This Wedgwood majolica pitcher and tumbler makes a bold and surprisingly modern visual impact with its clean lines and palette of earth brown glazes with hints of cobalt. The set’s simplicity celebrates the technical innovation of majolica glazes. Developed in England in the mid-19th century, the glazes were revolutionary for their vast palette of bright, translucent colors, all of which could be fired at the same time.

Most majolica pottery is decorated: adorned with Renaissance-inspired designs, heavily ornamented in the Victorian taste, or covered in Japanese motifs. This Wedgwood majolica pitcher and tumbler makes a bold and surprisingly modern visual impact with its clean lines and palette of earth brown glazes with hints of cobalt. The set’s simplicity celebrates the technical innovation of majolica glazes. Developed in England in the mid-19th century, the glazes were revolutionary for their vast palette of bright, translucent colors, all of which could be fired at the same time.

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Condition

Very good. Some faint star-shaped hairlines on bottom of pitcher. Two very faint hairlines to interior of tumbler rim measuring approximately 3 cm and 4 cm, not visible on exterior. Area of glaze wear on bottom rim of tumbler measuring 0.7 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Very good. Some faint star-shaped hairlines on bottom of pitcher. Two very faint hairlines to interior of tumbler rim measuring approximately 3 cm and 4 cm, not visible on exterior. Area of glaze wear on bottom rim of tumbler measuring 0.7 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $50.

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All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

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An essay for this object is forthcoming. Sign up for our email list to be the first to know when this essay is published!

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $50.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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