In a relief design that might have been derived from works of the renaissance or baroque e...
In a relief design that might have been derived from works of the renaissance or baroque era, a crew of putti support swags of laurel garland around the base of this tapering cylinder form vase. Each winged boy is different; each conveys a sense of individual personality. Wedgwood uses a simple delicate band of laurel just below the rim to balance the composition. The especially vivid tone of the dark blue jasper dip provides an effective contrast to the sharply modeled relief figures.
The two vases are an exact pair.
|Date:||Mid Nineteenth Century through the 1880's|
|Dimensions:||Height 7 1/2in.; diameter at rim 3 in.|
Putti are distinguished from cherubs by their secular, rather than religious roles. Pals o...
Putti are distinguished from cherubs by their secular, rather than religious roles. Pals of Cupid, they assist him in his amorous missions.
While less common than Wedgwood's muses or sacrificial figures, we have owned examples of this vase with the "Putti and Garland" decoration in light blue, dark blue, and black jasper dip, as well as basalt. Wedgwood also offered the vase in a 5 3/4 in. height.
|Price:||$ 1250.00, Pair|