The lids of Wedgwood's circular boxes provide an attractive format to feature the pottery'...
The lids of Wedgwood's circular boxes provide an attractive format to feature the pottery's relief medallions. Here "Cupid as Oracle"--depicting the winged god predicting a young woman's fortunes while hidden behind an over-sized mask--is prettily framed by a floral circlet.
Appropriately, scenes of Cupid's putti colleagues in action, separated by Wedgwood's familiar trellis devices, circle the exterior of the box.
All in all, this remains a fitting accessory for a lady's dressing table--its interior glazed to protect the yellow jasper dip from the effects of whatever beauty concoction it might have held.
|Mark:||Impressed WEDGWOOD , ENGLAND|
|Dimensions:||Diameter 2 1/4 in., height 1 3/4 in.|