Flower pot

LL 1175

About this object

A white jasper flower pot which has been dipped in lilac jasper. It has areas where the lilac jasper has been cut away to reveal the white underneath. This cutting away was carried out using an engine turning lathe. The flower pot also has applied white and green jasper decoration called sprigging.
The pot was designed to hold flowers but when it was not holding flowers it would have had a domed cover. The shape of the pot and its cover were supposed to be reminiscent of a temple. Wedgwood called this pattern the 'Temple of Flora'
  • Date
    1790 - 1800
  • Maker
  • Materials
  • 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
    167 mm x 137 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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