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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Jug and Cover

1810-1820 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jug and cover of glazed dark grey stoneware. Ovoid body, short neck, mouth pinched up to form a lip, loop handle. Decorated with cream cameo figures applied in relief. On one side is the infant Bacchus carried in triumph by two cupids, and on the other a young satyr robbing him of his thyrsus while he sleeps beneath a tree. On the front is a boy playing a pan-pipe. Round the neck is a wreath of vine with grapes and foliage, and below the lip is a satyr's mask.


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

  • Jug
  • Cover
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware with applied decoration in cream low relief
Brief Description
Stoneware jug and cover, decoration designed by Lady Diana Beauclerk and made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, 1810-1820.
Physical Description
Jug and cover of glazed dark grey stoneware. Ovoid body, short neck, mouth pinched up to form a lip, loop handle. Decorated with cream cameo figures applied in relief. On one side is the infant Bacchus carried in triumph by two cupids, and on the other a young satyr robbing him of his thyrsus while he sleeps beneath a tree. On the front is a boy playing a pan-pipe. Round the neck is a wreath of vine with grapes and foliage, and below the lip is a satyr's mask.
Dimensions
  • Height: 21.3cm
  • Diameter: 14.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'WEDGWOOD' (Impressed)
Gallery Label
Jug and cover Decoration designed by Lady Diana Beauclerk, Made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1810-20 Mark: 'WEDGWOOD', impressed, Stoneware 2370-1901 Jermyn Street Collection(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Object history
Jermyn Street Collection
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
2370&A-1901

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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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