Ship building

Ship building

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White-bodied earthenware plate. In 1948 Wedgwood commissioned artist Clare Leighton to design a limited-edition series of twelve plates featuring traditional New England industries for the American market. The plates were first sold in Fall 1952. Photolithography decoration consists of scene of "ship building" in charcoal sepia underglaze printing, taken from wood engravings by the artist.
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Object Name
Date made
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
place made
United Kingdom: England, Barlaston
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
earthenware (overall material)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
molded (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 10 1/2 in; x 26.67 cm
average spatial: 26.7 cm; x 10 1/2 in
overall: 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 26.67 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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