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Tripod vase

Tripod vase

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1805 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt with applied decoration in low relief

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4786-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 12, shelf 2

Physical description

Tripod vase (missing cover), black basalt, one of a pair, with applied decoration in low relief. In the form of a semi-ovoid cup supported on a tripod, which has a base with three incurved sides. Round the top is a border of male busts between pairs of sphinxes; the lower part of the cup is decorated with acanthus foliage alternating with lily-stems. The legs of the tripod are decorated with guilloche and foliated patterns and terminate in lions' masks. The base has also a leaf border.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

ca. 1805 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt with applied decoration in low relief

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD 2 FEBY 1805'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 17.1 cm, Width: 9.8 cm

Object history note

One of a pair [4746 to 4787-1901].

Descriptive line

Tripod vase (missing cover), black basalt, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, ca. 1805

Labels and date

Tripod vase (cover missing)
made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1805
Mark: 'WEDGWOOD 2 FEBY 1805', impressed
Black Basalt

4786-1901 Jermyn Street Collection

The significance of the date mark is not known. [23/05/2008]

Production Note

The significance of the date mark is not known.

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Applied work

Subjects depicted

Guilloche; Sphinxes; Acanthus; Foliation (pattern)

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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