Ornamental ewer emblematic of wine - ROM2009_10568_6


Ornamental ewer emblematic of wine

Maker: Wedgwood (English, est. 1759)
Medium:Black basalt
Geography: Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Date: c. 1800-1820
38.5 cm
Object number: 970.242.22
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. G. Egerton Brown
On view
Gallery Location:Samuel European Galleries
DescriptionThis wine ewer, or vase, was described in contemporary correspondence as “Sacred to Neptune and Bacchus.” John Flaxman (senior) made the original moulds from a similar pair of contemporary French bronze ewers for the Wedgwood factory in 1775.
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