Plaque card

Plaque

LL 1679
An oval tablet made in black basalt, with a gilded rim, the centre depicting a design featuring the prophetess Cassandra. Originally the woman in the tablet was described as being a follower of Bacchus. Wedgwood re-named the woman, Cassandra, as followers of Bacchus were known for their wild behaviour. By changing the name of the woman he sought to make the piece more acceptable to his customers.