Wedgwood ware

Wedgwood ware
Wedgwood ware Wedg"wood` ware` [From the name of the inventor, Josiah Wedgwood, of England.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wedgwood-Ware — D✓Wẹdg|wood|wa|re, Wedg|wood Wa|re …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • Wedgwood — Wedgwood, strictly Josiah Wedgwood and Sons , is a British pottery firm, originally founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, which in 1987 merged with Waterford Crystal, creating Waterford Wedgwood, the Ireland based luxury brands group. The company… …   Wikipedia

  • Wedgwood® — /wejˈwŭd/ noun Pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95) and his successors, including a distinctive type with cameo reliefs in white on a coloured ground (also Wedgwood ware) Wedgwood blue noun A greyish blue colour much used in Wedgwood pottery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wedgwood, Josiah — (baptized July 12, 1730, Burslem, Staffordshire, Eng. died Jan. 3, 1795, Etruria, Staffordshire) British pottery designer and manufacturer. His family had been potters since the 17th century. After an apprenticeship with his elder brother, he… …   Universalium

  • wedgwood blue — noun Usage: often capitalized W Etymology: from Wedgwood, a trademark; from a typical color of Wedgwood ware 1. : a variable color averaging a pale blue that is redder, stronger, and slightly lighter than average powder blue, redder and lighter… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ware — ware1 /wair/, n. 1. Usually, wares. a. articles of merchandise or manufacture; goods: a peddler selling his wares. b. any intangible items, as services or products of artistic or intellectual creativity, that are salable: an actor advertising his …   Universalium

  • ware — 1. n. 1 (esp. in comb.) things of the same kind, esp. ceramics, made usu. for sale (chinaware; hardware). 2 (usu. in pl.) a articles for sale (displayed his wares). b a person s skills, talents, etc. 3 ceramics etc. of a specified material,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • WEDGWOOD (J.) — WEDGWOOD JOSIAH (1730 1795) Principal représentant d’une importante dynastie de potiers anglais, Josiah Wedgwood, treizième enfant de Thomas Wedgwood, est né à Burslem (Staffordshire). Dès l’âge de neuf ans, il travaille à la poterie paternelle… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Wedgwood blue — Wedgwood blue, adj. a blue gray color, esp. one characteristic of Wedgwood ceramic ware. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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