Flower pot

LL 1442

Part of

Wedgwood collection

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

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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