manufacturer: Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (estab. 1759)

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urn neoclassical urn vase of elongated ovoid form tapering at the base to a thin stem, spreading foot and square plinth base. At the shoulder, a flat ledge onto which two looped upright handles are applied and from which a short neck sprouts to an everted, gadrooned rim.
Beneath the shoulder a 25 mm border frieze depicting the twelve signs of the zodiac in compartments separated by pairs of inverted husks. Beneath this frieze, a series of six paterae from which are suspended swags of flowers. two oval reserves feature classical figures (Apollo and a theatrical Muse);
twelve palm leaves radiate from the top of the stem which is beaded at the top. The rim of the foot features egg and dart-type decoration; each of the four sides of the plinth base are applied with eight-petalled florets flanked with anthemions.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (estab. 1759)
Production place
Stoke-on-Trent, England
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Media description
black basalt
241 x 84 mm
Measurement details
height: 241mm
width: 84mm
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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