Chess Piece

1785 (modelled), 1800-1830 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Chess pawn of white jasperware, with base of blue jasper dip. A soldier armed with a short sword and shield. Circular base.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Jasperware
Brief Description
Jasperware chess pawn, modelled by John Flaxman in 1785 and made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1800-1830
Physical Description
Chess pawn of white jasperware, with base of blue jasper dip. A soldier armed with a short sword and shield. Circular base.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'WEDGWOOD', '9', and two commas (Impressed)
Gallery Label
Chess pawn Modelled by John Flaxman in 1785, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1800-1830 Marks: 'WEDGWOOD', '9', and two commas, impressed Jasperware 2433-1901 Jermyn Street Collection(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Object history
Jermyn Street Collection
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
2433-1901

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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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