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Ice Pail (one of two)

Made by: Wedgwood Pottery

On view in: Adam Bedroom

About this object

The ice pail is white on blue. A structure of columns topped with vases and linked with swags of drapery frames two bacchanalian scenes. One one side two putti carry a third, and on the other side a putto and a child satyr sit under a tree. Classical ornamental vases and tripod stands alternate with these figural scenes. The handles on each side assume the form of high-relief foliage springing out from a tree. Around the upper edge is a grapevine scroll.The flower jars are white on blue. Around the central part of the jar are a series of columns with urns on top of them and swags of drapery joining the columns. On each face between the columns is a group of cupids sporting. Two cupids make a swing of their arms and hold another Cupid. Two cupids sit under a tree with one sleeping and the other about the waken him. To either side of each group of cupids are an urn on a pedestal and an altar with a fire burning, each of these being between two columns. Around the upper edge is a grapevine scroll and two handles are a bunch of leaves.

Object name:
Ice Pail (one of two)
Made from:
Made in:
ENGLAND: Stoke-on-Trent
Date made:
ca. 1790
overall __7.50 IN __ __ __8.75 IN
overall __19.05 CM __ __ __22.22 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK __on bottom: WEDGWOOD (stamp)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"