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Candlestick

Candlestick

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1771 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4788-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 19, shelf 1

Physical description

Candlestick of black basalt, in the form of a figure of a griffin seated. The socket is decorated with festoons of flowers and is supported on the head and upraised wings of the griffin; round the neck is entwined a garland. The oblong plinth is moulded with conventional ornament in sunk panels.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

ca. 1771 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 34 cm, Width: 16.2 cm base

Object history note

First produced ca. 1771. The design for this candlestick appears in Sir William Chambers' 'Treatise on Civil Architecture', 3rd ed., 1791.

Descriptive line

Griffin candlestick, black basalt, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, ca. 1771

Labels and date

Griffin candlestick
made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1771
Mark: 'WEDGWOOD', impressed
Black Basalt

4788-1901 Jermyn Street Collection

The design for this candlestick appears in Sir William Chambers' 'Treatise on Civil Architecture', 3rd ed., 1791. [23/05/2008]

Production Note

First produced ca. 1771. The design for this candlestick appears in Sir William Chambers' 'Treatise on Civil Architecture', 3rd ed., 1791.

Materials

Stoneware

Subjects depicted

Griffins

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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