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Combined pastille burner and bough pot
  • Combined pastille burner and bough pot
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons
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Combined pastille burner and bough pot

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt with applied red stoneware reliefs

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    2410&A-1901

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Combined pastille burner and bough pot, black basalt with applied red stoneware reliefs. In the form of an ancient Greek cantharos on a square plinth. Below the rim is a vine-stem with foliage and grapes, and on each side of the plinth is a floral device. The outer cover is perforated and the lower one has a round knob.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

1810 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt with applied red stoneware reliefs

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD'
Impressed

'R K'
Impressed

'WEDGWOOD' and '2'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 24.4 cm, Width: 33.3 cm

Historical context note

According to a Wedgwood document of 1807, the solid lower plate was 'for the pastilles to lie on'.

Descriptive line

Combined pastille burner and bough pot, black basalt with applied red stoneware reliefs, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, 1810

Labels and date

Combined pastille burner and bough pot
Made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, made 1810
Mark: 'WEDGWOOD' and 'R K', impressed
Black Basalt, with applied red stoneware reliefs

2410&A-1901 Jermyn Street Collection

According to a Wedgwood document of 1807, the solid lower plate was 'for the pastilles to lie on'. [23/05/2008]

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Applied work

Subjects depicted

Vine scrolls; Floral patterns

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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