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Vase: MAR.C.2.1 & A-1912

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)

Maker(s)

Factory: Wedgwood & Bentley

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Description

Black basalt. Oviform with curved neck and two reeded handles, standing on square plinth. The vase is decorated on the neck with engine-turned stripes, with swags of drapery looped up to rings applied in relief, and with an applied oval medallion on one side. The medallion is of two men and a boy or small man. The plinth is decorated with narrow panels containing oval depressions linked by straps over darts. The parts are held together by a rod and nut.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1769 CE - 1780 CE

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Body
Medallion
Neck Decoration
Plinth
Swags

Materials used in production

Black basalt

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Wedgwood/& Bentley
  • Location: On the plinth
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.2.1 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 11149
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 October 2019 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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