Vase

ca. 1790 (made)
Vase thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Vase and cover of pale blue jasperware, with white cameo decoration. Round the middle are figures of Apollo and the nine Muses. Amphora-shaped with square plinth decorated with anthemion ornament. The shoulder is gadrooned, and the neck and foot are decorated with white beads; below the figures is a row of musical instruments. The dome-shaped cover with finial formed as Pegasus is decorated with acanthus foliage.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Vase
  • Cover
Materials and Techniques
Jasperware with applied relief decoration
Brief Description
Jasperware vase and cover with Pegasus finial and with reliefs of Apollo and the Muses, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, ca. 1790
Physical Description
Vase and cover of pale blue jasperware, with white cameo decoration. Round the middle are figures of Apollo and the nine Muses. Amphora-shaped with square plinth decorated with anthemion ornament. The shoulder is gadrooned, and the neck and foot are decorated with white beads; below the figures is a row of musical instruments. The dome-shaped cover with finial formed as Pegasus is decorated with acanthus foliage.
Dimensions
  • Height: 41.3cm
  • Width: 14cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'WEDGWOOD' (Impressed)
  • A square (incised)
Gallery Label
Vase with reliefs depicting Apollo and the nine Muses, with cover finial formed as Pegasus made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1790 Marks: 'WEDGWOOD', impressed, and a square, incised Jasperware with applied relief decoration 2416&A-1901 Jermyn Street Collection The reliefs combine figures from two sets of Muses supplied by John Flaxman senior in 1775.(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Object history
Jermyn Street Collection.
Production
The reliefs combine figures from two sets of Muses supplied by John Flaxman senior in 1775.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Robin Reilly, 'Wedgwood', vol.I
  • Aileen Dawson, 'Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum', 1984
  • Brook, C. and Curzi, V. Roma e L'Antico: Realta e Visione nel '700. Rome: Skira, 2010.p.286
Collection
Accession Number
2416&A-1901

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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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