n [U]
fine English pottery and china made by the company established in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95) near Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire. Its most characteristic design uses raised white patterns or figures on a blue background. This design was influenced by neoclassicism and became very fashionable when first produced, and is still made today.

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