Flower pot

LL 1442

About this object

This plant pot is made in blue jasper with white jasper decoration. The decoration is formed 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.
The cover of the pot is modelled to resemble soil and the base of a bulb. The cover also has a hole in it so that a stick can be inserted into the pot and the plant can be tied to it for support.
  • Date
    1785 - 1790
  • Maker
  • Materials
  • 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
    175 mm x 126 mm x 124 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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