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Urn

Made by: Wedgwood

On view in: Adam Bedroom


About this object

The shape of the vase is derived from a classical model. The ground color is blue. It has snakes curled around the two handles which curl onto the upper rim of the vase. There is a row of beads around the upper rim. It sits on a rectangular base. About the neck is a row of inverted acanthus leaves. About the shoulder is a row of laurel leaves. On the front is a classical scene and on the back several female figures with Cupid. Around the rectangular base is a row of acroteria in white. It has a pedestal foot.

Category:
ceramics
Made from:
Jasperware
Made in:
Etruria, England
Date made:
ca. 1785
Size:
41.3 cm (16 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
26.20
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK; LABEL on bottom: WEDGWOOD (stamp); on bottom paper sticker: Art Treasures Exhibition 1928
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973