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Wedg·wood

 (wĕj′wo͝od′)
A trademark for a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors.

Wedgwood

(ˈwɛdʒwʊd)
n
(Ceramics) trademark
a. pottery produced, esp during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, at the Wedgwood factories
b. such pottery having applied classical decoration in white on a blue or other coloured ground
adj
(Ceramics) relating to or characteristic of such pottery: Wedgwood blue.

Wedgwood

(ˈwɛdʒwʊd)
n
(Biography) Josiah. 1730–95, British potter and industrialist, who founded several pottery works near Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire

Wedg•wood

(ˈwɛdʒˌwʊd)
Trademark. a ceramic ware, typically blue-gray with raised white decoration, made by Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95), English potter, and his successors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wedgwood - English potter (1730-1795)Wedgwood - English potter (1730-1795)    
2.Wedgwood - a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successorsWedgwood - a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors; typically has a classical decoration in white on a blue background
clayware, pottery - ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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Wedgwood®

nWedgwood nt; Wedgwood bluewedgwoodblau
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THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, is the home of one of the finest public collections of Wedgwood ceramics in the world, some 180 pieces, which form a key part of the British Decorative Arts holdings.
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The selected theme, "An English Classic," will reflect the heritage, timelessness, sophistication and luxuriousness of the brand, said Michael Craig, vice president of marketing for Wedgwood USA, while a multimedia campaign has been created to raise awareness among both those familiar and unfamiliar with the brand.
The late Frederick Rathbone, probably the first Wedgwood expert of his time, wrote in 1907: 'No man did more for the ceramic industry, of the world than Josiah Wedgwood, the great English potter--one who never travelled beyond the limits of Great Britain and yet produced his refined and beautiful works by the help of artists like Flaxman and his compeers.
A retail point-of-sale (POS) systems and services agreement has been established by computer company Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) with Waterford Wedgwood USA, a subsidiary of Dublin, Ireland-based Waterford Wedgwood plc, a tabletop, gift, crystal, silver and ceramics company, to help simplify operations in its 40 luxury goods stores in North America.
Last month, David Cannadine described the life and enthusiasms of Josiah Wedgwood MP, the founder of the History of Parliament project in the 1930s.