Rare vase made by Josiah Wedgwood leaves Staffordshire after 37 years under £480k sale

ONE of the rarest and first pieces of Wedgwood pottery has been lost to Staffordshire after being sold for nearly half a million pounds.

Josiah Wedgwood created the First Day’s Vase on the opening day of his Etruria factory on June 13, 1769, and it had been on loan at Hanley’s Potteries Museum and Art Gallery since 1979.

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