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Collection Online as of February 26, 2024

Covered Vase (one of a pair)

Covered Vase (one of a pair)

c. 1850
(British, Staffordshire, est. 1759)
Overall: 29.9 cm (11 3/4 in.)

Did You Know?

Signs of the zodiac form a decorative border around the upper portion of this vase.

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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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1951.299