Vase, ‘Venus in her Chariot / Cupid Watering Swans’, jasperware (stoneware), Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, England, 1784-1790

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

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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

175 mm
620 mm
175 mm

Production

1784-1790

Source

Purchased with funds donated by the Powerhouse Members Organisation, 1990
20 March, 1990

Cite this Object

Vase, 'Venus in her Chariot / Cupid Watering Swans', jasperware (stoneware), Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, England, 1784-1790 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 June 2017, <https://ma.as/105112>
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