Vase

LL 1056

Part of

Wedgwood collection

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

About this object

For this vase Wedgwood did not copy ancient sculptures in Italy he copied a design by Stefano della Bella (1610-1664) from 1646. The swirling marbled slip in creams and browns is used to imitate the appearance of the stone, agate. The gilded parts are imitating metal mounts.
  • Date
    1770 - 1780
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Variegated ware
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9006
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    425 mm x 220 mm x 220 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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