Wedgwood Queensware Cruet

Circa 1785

In 1763 Josiah Wedgwood finally succeeded in producing a fine, richly glazed earthenware, a cream ware to rival porcelain. So popular was it that by 1765, with the royal consent of Queen Charlotte, a satisfied customer, the name 'Queensware' was adopted.

Acquired with the financial assistance of MGC/V&A Purchase Grant Fund and The National Art Collections Fund.

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