A trademark for a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors.
A fine English ceramic ware, typically with delicate neoclassical figures applied in a white, cameolike relief on a tinted background.
Wedgwood Sentence Examples
To the original members were afterwards added several remarkable persons, amongst whom were Josiah Wedgwood, Bennet Langton (Dr Johnson's friend), and, later, Zachary Macaulay, Henry Brougham and James Stephen.
In 1797 his wife died, and next year he married Catherine Allen, sister-in-law of Josiah and John Wedgwood, through whom he introduced Coleridge to the Morning Post.
The camera obscura was first applied to photography (q.v.) probably about 1794, by Thomas Wedgwood.
Here Josiah Wedgwood was born in 1730, his family having practised the manufacture in this locality for several generations, while he himself began work independently at the Ivy House pottery in 1759.
He is commemorated by the Wedgwood Institute, founded in 1863.