The combination of the slightly domed, pierced lid and broad shallow base of this piece pr...
The combination of the slightly domed, pierced lid and broad shallow base of this piece provided one of several forms of air fresheners for nineteenth century interiors. While the handled bowl was derived from classical sources, the ring of ivy decorating the exterior speaks to more early nineteenth century romantic sensibilities. The pierced lid is decorated with scattered florets and four sprays of acanthus radiating from the center knop.
Wedgwood utilized this potpourri shape in several clay bodies. This rather massive version--adapted for heavy duty olfactory challenges--may have been the largest size.
|Date:||1815 through the 1840's|
|Dimensions:||Diameter 9 3/8 in.; height 4 in.; width 11 1/4 in.|
Reflecting the Neoclassical taste of the time, this potpourri shape was derived from...
Reflecting the Neoclassical taste of the time, this potpourri shape was derived from the kylix, the shallow tasting and drinking cups used in the symposiums of ancient Greece.