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1945

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1955

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1993

  • We acquired this object.

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Bowl (England), mid- 20th century

This is a Bowl. It is dated mid- 20th century and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is thrown, painted, and glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Wilson was a prominent figure at the Wedgwood ceramics manufactory between 1927 and 1962. During his thirty-six years with the company he introduced new kilns, designed their best-selling Globe shape line of ceramics, and worked as the Production Director and joint Managing Director, raising Wedgwood’s production levels to new heights, and creating a stable foundation for the firm’s future. This bowl, marked “WEDGWOOD” on its base, is from his tenure there.

This object was donated by Paul F. Walter. It is credited Gift of Paul F. Walter.

Its dimensions are

22.8 x 8.4 cm (9 x 3 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: "WEDGWOOD / N.W."; impressed: "MADE IN ENGLAND"; "NW"; "R"

Cite this object as

Bowl (England), mid- 20th century; thrown, painted, and glazed earthenware; 22.8 x 8.4 cm (9 x 3 5/16 in.); Gift of Paul F. Walter; 1993-64-9

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