Wedgwood demonstrates its unique elegance in this pair of simple, medium height, light blu...
Wedgwood demonstrates its unique elegance in this pair of simple, medium height, light blue jasper dip candlesticks. The narrow vertical shafts are perfectly fitted to the single standing figures of Apollo or a muse or the naturalistic trees that separate and frame the figures. A simple band of laurel is placed just below the candle socket, while the foot of each stick is decorated by Wedgwood's own band of stylized honeysuckle.
|Date:||1860's through 1880's|
|Dimensions:||Height 6 3/4 in.|
|Condition:||Fine; a few slight variations in the blue dip layer.
The muse strumming the lyre is Terpsichore, muse of choral dance. The muse holding the mas...
The muse strumming the lyre is Terpsichore, muse of choral dance. The muse holding the mask in her right hand (appearing on both sticks) is Melpomene, muse of tragedy. At her side, she holds the club of Hercules.