Flower pot

LL 1345

About this object

This flower pot is made in white jasper which has been dipped in green jasper. The white decoration is made in moulds and then applied in a process known as sprigging. The sprigging on this pot depicts two Muses, the 'Dipping of Achilles' and a 'Sacrifice to Aesculapius'
The shape of the flower pot is copied from the shape of an ancient Roman funerary monument known as a cippus.
  • Date
    1785 - 1800
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Jasperware
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9008
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    159 mm x 128 mm x 128 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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