Plinth

LL 1025

About this object

This plinth is one of a pair and it was made to support one of the largest vases Wedgwood ever made in jasper. It is decorated in classical motifs and would have supported a copy of the Borghese vase, an ancient Greek marble vase made for the Roman market. The relief around the body of the vase shows worshippers of Bacchus escorting a drunken Silenus. The vase is called the Borghese Vase after the Borghese family who acquired the original marble vase in 1566.
  • Date
    1795 c
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Jasperware
  • Credit line
    From the collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9007
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    315 mm x 275 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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