Basket: sweetmeat

LL 1038

Part of

Wedgwood collection

A selection of objects from our collection of the finest Wedgwood jasperware in the world.

About this object

A jasperware sweetmeat basket, extensively perforated, with white jasper sprigged decoration. Delicate pieces, like this basket, were very difficult to make. Also, they would often distort in the kiln during firing.
It was made to contain small sweatmeats which were eaten during the dessert course. The dessert course was very elaborate with many different types of sweatmeats, custards etc. The whole table would have been decorated with the best tableware, flowers, fruit and and fancy decorations made from sugar.
  • Date
    1800 c
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Jasperware
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03, Case 9004
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    130 mm x 160 mm x 200 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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