ewer, wine

manufacturer: Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (estab. 1759);  modelled by: John Flaxman (English, b.1755, d.1826); 

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Sacred to Neptune [water vase] (one of a pair), moulded in relief, one of a pair representing Wine and Water of which this is emblematical of Water. Ovoid body with incurved shoulder on which is seated a triton whose arms encircle the neck. The neck, projecting mouth and loop handle are moulded with wavy lines in imitation of ripples, and on the front of the shoulder is a dolphin's mask from which a festoon of rushes hangs down on either side of the body. The lower part of the body is moulded with vertical pointed leaves below a wreath of oak-leaves. The high fluted circular foot rises from a square plinth moulded with a border of anthemion ornament.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (estab. 1759)
modelled by: John Flaxman (English, b.1755, d.1826)
Production place
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Production date
Media description
black basalt
390 x 195 x 165
Measurement details
height: 390mm
width: 195mm
depth: 165mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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