The drum shape biscuit jar is a standard among Wedgwood's biscuit jar shapes; its straight...
The drum shape biscuit jar is a standard among Wedgwood's biscuit jar shapes; its straight sides making it ideal for applied relief decoration. Executed in black jasper dip, the jar features two tableaux separated by tree sprigs on each side below the handle.
Both tableaux are taken from the C. 1820 "Offering to Peace" frieze. Special note should be made of the narrative details here, the cupid with bow, the weeping maid who looks on from beside the taller figure, and of course the little tethered lamb in the midst of the group -- possibly representing the sacrifices of war.
Two goddesses depicted on the reverse are taken from each end of the original frieze. One carries a cornucopia while the other , attended by a peacock is possibly Juno. She stands looking back with regal staff in hand -- possibly ready to lead. This group is attended by two cupids, one of whom carries a victor's laurel wreath.
|Date:||1860's through 1880's|
|Dimensions:||Height at shoulder 5 in.; diameter 5 3/8 in.|
Wedgwood is known for adapting portions of their various plaques and friezes to use as dec...
Wedgwood is known for adapting portions of their various plaques and friezes to use as decoration on a variety of objects. Here they have taken the further step of copying the two end figures to create the tableau on the reverse. To see the complete frieze we refer you E. Bryding Adams catalog, The Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art, (p. 307, entry no. 611)
|Price:||$ 750.00, Sold|