Candlestick vase

LL 1520

About this object

This is one of a pair of blue jasper candlesticks, decorated with white jasper sprigging. Sprigging is the name given to the process of forming decoration in a mould and then applying it to a ceramic item.
It is called a tripod candlestick vase. This is because the lid can be inverted so that the vase acts as a candlestick, as in the candlestick on the left of the photograph. If the lid is turned over, as in the candlestick on the right, it becomes a decorative urn.
The candlestick is one of a pair with LL 1519.
They would probably have been displayed on a mantlepiece above a fireplace.
  • Date
    1782 - 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
    277 mm x 154 mm x 140 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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