Cachepot - ROM2009_10570_11

ROM2009_10570_11

Cachepot

Maker: Wedgwood (English, est. 1759)
Medium:Black basalt with applied reliefs painted in matte brown and gold
Geography: Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Date: c.1875
Dimensions:
19.7 cm
Object number: 941.6.112
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J.S. Burnside
Not on view
DescriptionFrom 1875 to around 1900, Wedgwood produced limited quantities of basalt with gilding and painted decoration simulating the three colours of patination found on Regency and Empire bronze objects and candlesticks. Three of the figures and the flaming tripod in the reliefs are similar to ones used on the eighteenth-century blue jasper plaque (925.23.27), where the design is attributed to John Flaxman Jr. (English, 1755-1826).
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