A slightly recessed band around the main part of the body of this creamer provides space f...
A slightly recessed band around the main part of the body of this creamer provides space for a dense frieze of five cupid groups, each separated by trellis devices. The reliefs come from Wedgwood's collection of cupids engaged in various activities, including -- under the spout -- the less common "Cupid Market" which derives from a Pompeiian source.
The cane ware body is lightly glazed creating a warm, creamy color perfectly complemented with Wedgwood's sky blue sprigwork.
|Date:||1815 through the 1840's|
|Dimensions:||Height 3 5/8 in.; width 5 in.; diameter at shoulder 4 in.|
The sprig decoration on glazed cane ware may have posed some challenges for Wedgwood as we...
The sprig decoration on glazed cane ware may have posed some challenges for Wedgwood as we only recollect a few complex figural sprig groups on the glazed examples we have owned. A closer look at this piece reveals the difficulties glazing must have presented in retaining the minute relief detail. Given the success of this piece -- and its novel charm -- we feel fortunate it passed muster.