About this object

A white, Carrara marble mantelpiece with blue jasperware tablets. The relief decoration on the tablets was designed by John Flaxman (1755-1826) . Flaxman worked for Wedgwood from 1775. In the centre of the top jasper tablet is a large medallion with the head of Ceres surrounded by corn and ivy festoons. The corners have tablets depicting tripod vases. Each upright has a long tablet showing entwined ivy and a medallion.

There are only five 18th century Wedgwood fireplaces still known to exist. Three of these are in the Lady Lever Art Gallery.
  • Date
    1781 - 1786
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Marble; Jasperware
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    1649 mm x 2006 mm x 219 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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