Powder Blue Octagonal Bowl
Wedgwood octagonal bowl in the Powder Blue and Gold design on white china by James Hodgkiss.
James Hodgkiss, a trained chemist, was one of the company’s leading designer-draftsmen and was responsible for many new glazes developed at Wedgwood during the late 19th century. Inspired by eighteenth century Chinese porcelains with chuiqing (“blown blue”) glaze and gilded designs, Hodgkiss perfected the glaze and the first Powder Blue and gold designs were introduced in 1912. (To achieve this air-brushed effect, artisans at the Jingdezhen kilns blew powdered cobalt onto unglazed biscuit through a bamboo shoot covered at the end by a fine silk gauze. A second firing secured the powder onto the piece.)
Large octagonal bowl decorated with gilded dragons. Pattern # z4616.
Size: 9 cm high x 18.5 cm diameter.
Printed Wedgwood Portland Vase mark to base.
Condition : Excellent, no damage.
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