Flower pot card

Flower pot

LL 1442

On display


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.