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Vase: MAR.C.2.1 & A-1912

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Maker(s)

Wedgwood & Bentley (Factory)

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 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
  • Factory mark

References and bibliographic entries

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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Vase" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/11149 Accessed: 2022-01-21 18:12:53

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