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Paint Box

1785-1790
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Oval paintbox in blue jasperware, with white classical reliefs of cupids around the outside of the box. Lid of paintbox, blue jasperware with white reliefs, decorated with a leaf border around the outside and a central flower motif around a lotus-shaped finial. Contains jasperware paint palette, and flat holder with 12 holes to hold a set of 12 paint cups.


Object details

Category
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 16 parts.

  • Paint Box
  • Cover
  • Palette
  • Holder
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
  • Palette Cup
Materials and techniques
jasperware
Brief description
Oval paintbox in blue jasperware, with white classical reliefs of cupids around the outside of the box. Wedgwood, Etruria, 1785-1790
Physical description
Oval paintbox in blue jasperware, with white classical reliefs of cupids around the outside of the box. Lid of paintbox, blue jasperware with white reliefs, decorated with a leaf border around the outside and a central flower motif around a lotus-shaped finial. Contains jasperware paint palette, and flat holder with 12 holes to hold a set of 12 paint cups.
Dimensions
  • Height: 100mm (Note: including cover)
  • Length: 163mm (Note: length of cover)
  • Width: 133mm (Note: width of cover)
  • Length: 153mm (Note: without cover)
  • Width: 113mm (Note: without cover)
  • Height: 55mm (Note: without cover)
  • Height: 15mm (Note: Interior paint pot holder)
  • Length: 135mm (Note: Interior paint pot holder)
  • Width: 96mm (Note: Interior paint pot holder)
  • Diameter: 25mm (Note: Paint pots)
  • Height: 13mm (Note: Paint pots)
  • Length: 138mm (Note: Palette)
  • Width: 98mm (Note: Palette)
Credit line
V&A Wedgwood Collection. Presented by Art Fund with major support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, private donations and a public appeal.
Collection
Accession number
WE.8303-2014

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Record createdJuly 15, 2022
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