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Jardinière - Jardinière


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1884 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Willdigg, John (sculptor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Red terracotta

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Red terracotta jardinière made in 1884, by John Willdigg, a National Scholar from the National Art Training Schools, South Kensington.

Physical description

Jardinière, red terracotta, oblong with surved sides and ends and scroll feet, decorated in relief with recumbent figures, masks and foliage. Rams heads project from the upper corners. Label attached to the inside.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1884 (made)


Willdigg, John (sculptor)

Materials and Techniques

Red terracotta

Marks and inscriptions

'Gold medal. John Willdigg Hanley. 4.'
On a label attached to the inside of the object.


Height: 25 cm, Length: 53,34 cm, Width: 38,10 cm

Object history note

Purchased from the sculptor in 1886 for £3.

Descriptive line

Jardinière, terracotta, by John Willdigg, England, 1884

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1886, London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1887. pp. 69-70
Bilbey, Diane with Trusted, Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470 to 2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2002, p. 433.



Subjects depicted

Figures; Masks; Foliage; Ram




Sculpture Collection

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