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Opera glass

  • Place of origin:

    Etruria (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory with a white relief decoration on a ground of jasper-dip and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1297-1885

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Opera glass of ivory with a band of white relief decoration on a ground of blue and straw-coloured jasper-dip. Four panels on a blue ground are separated by anthemion and foliations, consisting of a woman draping an urn, and trophies on a column are by her side; Priam begging the body of Hector from Achilles; three male figures in fifteenth-century costume; and a seated woman holding a cup, which a standing female attendant is filling. Borders of husk-pattern and small trefoils on a straw-coloured ground. The ivory case is decorated with turned mouldings.

Place of Origin

Etruria (made)

Date

ca. 1790-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Ivory with a white relief decoration on a ground of jasper-dip and moulded

Dimensions

Length: 6.4 cm, Diameter: 4.3 cm

Object history note

The second subject is said to have been modelled by Pacetti under the supervision of Flaxman in 1788.

Descriptive line

Opera glass of ivory with a band of white relief decoration on a ground of blue and straw-coloured jasper-dip, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., Etruria, ca. 1790-1800.

Materials

Ivory; Jasper ware

Techniques

Relief; Jasper dip; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Men; Foliated; Woman; Trefoils; Husk; Trophies; Urn

Categories

Ceramics; Jasperware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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