LL 1595

About this object

This tablet depicts the marriage of Cupid and Psyche. It is a design copied from an ancient cameo, which was known as the Marlborough Gem This small gem was very famous in the eighteenth century. Wedgwood had to employ a sculptor to enlarge the design from the small gem, so that it was big enough to use on pottery. It is thought that John Flaxman (1755-1826) was the sculptor.
  • Date
    1778 - 1780
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Jasperware; Mahogany
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9006
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    frame: 410 mm x 535 mm x 72 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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