obelisk

reattributed to: Ralph Wood (English, b.1748, d.1795); II;  manufacturer: Ralph Wood (English, b.1775, d.1801); III; 

circa 1789-1801
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Description
obelisk with blue glazed square plinths with oval flowerhead cameos to all sides and impressed oak leaf borders to foot and top of plinth, the borders and cameos with rarely found original gilt. The columns with granite like look and surmounted by gilt pineapple finial. Minor frits and chips to columns and base
The upper two thirds hand painted to simulate granite, the base with light blue ground and four white figures, two males at sacrificial altar and two females at burning altars.
Maker and role
reattributed to: Ralph Wood (English, b.1748, d.1795); II
manufacturer: Ralph Wood (English, b.1775, d.1801); III
Production place
Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Production date
circa 1789-1801
Media description
pearlware
Measurements
410 x 91 x 91 mm
Measurement details
height: 410mm
width: 91mm
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
Accession number
A1174

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