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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    1775-1785 (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:

    2393&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Vase and cover of black basalt, with applied figures in low relief of Venus and Cupid. Ovoid body with incurved shoulder, narrow neck, tall spreading foot with a border of acanthus foliage, square moulded plinth. The two handles are each formed of two serpents rising from a satyr's mask. The relief represents Venus holding a bunch of poppy-heads and leaves above Cupid who runs before her.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

1775-1785 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black Basalt with applied decoration in low relief

Dimensions

Height: 35.2 cm, Width: 17.8 cm

Object history note

Jermyn Street Collection

Descriptive line

Vase and cover with relief of Venus and Cupid, black basalt, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, ca. 1775-1785

Labels and date

Vase and cover with relief depicting Venus and Cupid
made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1775-85
Black Basalt with applied relief

2393&A-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [23/05/2008]

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Applied work

Subjects depicted

Poppy heads; Serpents (animals); Acanthus

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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