I. trademark — used for ceramic wares (as bone china or jasper) II. biographical name Josiah 1730-1795 English potter

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  • 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 — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Emma Wedgwood (1808–1896), Ehefrau von Charles Darwin James Ingall Wedgwood (1883–1951), Gründer und erster Erzbischof der Liberalkatholischen Kirche Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795), englischer Unternehmer… …   Deutsch 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™ — [Wedgwood] noun [U] fine English ↑pottery and ↑china made by the company established in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95) near ↑Stoke on Trent in ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wedgwood — type of English pottery, 1787, from Josiah Wedgwood (1730 1795), English potter …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wedgwood — ► NOUN 1) trademark ceramic ware made by the English potter Josiah Wedgwood (1730 95) and his successors, especially a kind of stoneware with white embossed cameos. 2) a powder blue colour characteristic of this stoneware …   English terms dictionary

  • Wedgwood — [wej′wood΄] [after J. Wedgwood (1730 95), Eng potter] trademark for a fine English ceramic ware, typically with delicate neoclassic figures applied in a white, cameolike relief on a tinted background …   English World dictionary

  • Wedgwood — (Ueddschwudd), Josia, geb. 1730, engl. Töpfer, erfand das nach ihm benannte Steingut (W. geschirr), eine durch Metalloxyde gefärbte Mischung, st. 1795 im Besitze vieler Millionen, die er durch seine großartige Fabrikation erworben; vgl.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Wedgwood — Wedgwood, Josiah …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Wedgwood — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Wedgwood est un patronyme britannique porté par… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wedgwood —    Josiah Wedgwood was the source of many eponymous words, but foremost is Wedgwood blue. Much of his pottery was graced with classical figures in white cameo relief on an unglazed background. Born in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, Wedgwood… …   Dictionary of eponyms

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