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Cover for a Vase

Cover for a Vase

c. 1850

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maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons

(British, Staffordshire, est. 1759)

Jasper ware with relief decoration

Overall: 29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. John Sherwin 1951.299.b

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Description

Wedgwood's tricolor jasperware first became popular in the 1770s during a period of fascination with neoclassical decoration. This vase was probably made around 1850 during the period when this type of decoration was revived. The relief medallions depict two versions of the Greek god Apollo, the god of music, next to his harp or lyre.

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