Flower pot

LL 1170


This flower pot is made from white jasper which has been dipped in lilac jasper. White jasper decoration has been applied to the body of the pot. The pot has a metal internal plate with circular holes. This is designed to support the flowers. The white jasper decoration is based on a wax relief on slate by Giuseppe Angelini (1742-1811). It depicts ' Geniuses Representing the Pleasures of the Elysian Fields' and it was copied from an ancient relief in the Capitoline Museum in Rome.