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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

Candlestick

ca. 1771 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Candlestick of black basalt, in the form of a figure of a griffin seated. The socket is decorated with festoons of flowers and is supported on the head and upraised wings of the griffin; round the neck is entwined a garland. The oblong plinth is moulded with conventional ornament in sunk panels.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Black basalt
Brief Description
Griffin candlestick, black basalt, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, ca. 1771
Physical Description
Candlestick of black basalt, in the form of a figure of a griffin seated. The socket is decorated with festoons of flowers and is supported on the head and upraised wings of the griffin; round the neck is entwined a garland. The oblong plinth is moulded with conventional ornament in sunk panels.
Dimensions
  • Height: 34cm
  • Base width: 16.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'WEDGWOOD' (Impressed)
Gallery Label
Griffin candlestick made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire, about 1771 Mark: 'WEDGWOOD', impressed Black Basalt 4788-1901 Jermyn Street Collection The design for this candlestick appears in Sir William Chambers' 'Treatise on Civil Architecture', 3rd ed., 1791.(23/05/2008)
Credit line
Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street
Object history
First produced ca. 1771. The design for this candlestick appears in Sir William Chambers' 'Treatise on Civil Architecture', 3rd ed., 1791.
Production
First produced ca. 1771. The design for this candlestick appears in Sir William Chambers' 'Treatise on Civil Architecture', 3rd ed., 1791.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
4788-1901

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record createdMarch 31, 2008
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