‘Venus in her Chariot / Cupid Watering Swans’ jasperware vase and pedestal by Wedgwood

Made 1784-1790

Regarded as the greatest English potter of his century, Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95) opened his factory in Burslem, Staffordshire, in 1759. What marked his progress towards ever-increasing success was a process of ceaseless technical and stylistic experimentation. He was tireless in developing new ceramic bodies and was responsible for introducing the neoclassical style into English ceramics.

Wedgwood’ s most important contribution to ceramics was jasper which he introduced in 1775. A result of a...

Summary

Object No.

90/329

Physical Description

Pale blue Jasperware vase and pedestal base with white relief. Decorated with white relief depicting Venus in her chariot surrounded by cherubs. The high, scrolled handles are wrapped with serpent figures in white. Base is decorated with white relief depicting Venus with rams head and phoenix figures.

Dimensions

Height

620 mm

Width

175 mm

Depth

175 mm

Production

Made

1784-1790

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds donated by the Powerhouse Members Organisation, 1990

Acquisition Date

20 March 1990

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Venus in her Chariot / Cupid Watering Swans' jasperware vase and pedestal by Wedgwood 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 June 2018, <https://ma.as/105112>

Wikipedia

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