Croquant

LL 1503

Part of

Wedgwood collection

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

About this object

A solid blue openwork jasper cover, meant to sit on top of a dessert dish. The white floral garlands are made from white jasper which is pressed into a mould and then applied. It would have been a very difficult piece to make.
This type of openwork cover is known as a croquant and it would have been used during the dessert service. It would have been placed over a dish of sweetmeats. Sometimes, covers like this would have been made from confectioners paste or spun sugar. A Wedgwood croquant could be used many times and still look attractive.
  • Date
    1800 c
  • Maker
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Jasperware
  • 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
    153 mm x 235 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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