Within the new collection, there are many references to earlier themes and motifs employed by Wedgwood designers, particularly those derived from ancient mythologies; the worlds of classical Greece and Rome; Egyptian-revival and the I craze for archaeological treasures; the exoticism of the Far East and Chinese Caneware
, produced from 1770 onwards.
(1.) In the interest of brevity and simplicity, this paper omits discussion of other Wedgwood ceramic types used to make tableware (principally pearlware, but also caneware
, basalt, and jasper) and the entire category of ornamental wares.