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Plaque - Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
  • Marriage of Cupid and Psyche
    Wedgwood and Bentley
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Marriage of Cupid and Psyche

  • Object:

    Plaque

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775-1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wedgwood and Bentley (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jasperware with white relief decoration and gilt metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1279-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 13, shelf 7

Physical description

Plaque of blue jasperware with white relief decoration of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, oval in shape and in a gilt metal frame. Cupid, holding a dove, and Psyche are represented as children. Psyche is veiled and preceded by two winged boys, one holding a torch and the other preparing a bed, and followed by another who holds up a cradle filled with fruits.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1775-1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Wedgwood and Bentley (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Jasperware with white relief decoration and gilt metal

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY'
Impressed

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm approx., Width: 8.3 cm approx.

Object history note

Companion piece to 414:1279/A-1885 (Sch. II 491). After an Italian cameo of the 16th century, formerly in the Duke of Marlborough's collection at Blenheim. The relief is of the highly vitrified glossy body known as 'waxen jasper'. Gilt frame is of a later date.

Descriptive line

Plaque of blue jasperware with white relief decoration of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche, oval in shape and in a gilt metal frame, Wedgwood and Bentley, England, ca. 1775-1780.

Materials

Jasper ware; Gilt metal

Techniques

Relief

Subjects depicted

Fruit; Marriage; Bed; Torch; Children; Cradle; Dove

Categories

Ceramics; Jasperware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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