The thoughts both sentimental and elegant must have been uppermost in the minds of t...
The thoughts both sentimental and elegant must have been uppermost in the minds of the Wedgwood designers when these elaborately contoured, domed lidded boxes were offered, obviously destined for a lady's dressing table.
The low oval box, with a profile articulated to suggest a turtle back, is adorned with sprig groups appropriate to its elegant and frivolous function, frolicking cupids and a couple more heroic subjects, bound together within a laurel border.
|Mark:||Impressed WEDGWOOD, ENGLAND|
|Date:||1891 to C. 1908|
|Dimensions:||Length 4 3/8 in.; width 3 1/4 in.; height 1 3/4 in.|
|Condition:||Fine; very slight roughness along rim
We often think of Wedgwood's dark olive jasper and their crimson jasper in complimentary t...
We often think of Wedgwood's dark olive jasper and their crimson jasper in complimentary terms. Wedgwood developed these deep jasper tones around the same time -- the last decade of the nineteenth century through the first decade of the twentieth. They presented similar technical challenges with strong colors which bled through the white spriging, creating a harmonious ivory tone on dark olive pieces and a less fortuitous pink on the crimson. Given these challenges, it is not surprising that quantities in both colors are limited, which makes the pairing of a crimson and a dark olive box of the same form--both currently listed on this website--an unusual opportunity.