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Vase: MAR.C.9 & A-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood




White terra-cotta stoneware (?), moulded, and gilded overall, probably after its restoration. The ovoid vase is supported on a circular foot attached to a square base by a rod and circular brass screw. The lower third of the vase is decorated with fluting, and the upper two-thirds with a continuous relief of Meleager hunting the Calydonian Boar. The foot is gadrooned and edged with acanthus leaves, and the base is decorated on the outer edge with ovals linked by straps over darts. The domed cover is moulded in relief with clouds, and has a finial in the shape of a seated figure of Diana with her right arm raised. The unglazed interior has a convex base.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


George III
Circa 1780 - 1800

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Circular Screw composed of brass (alloy)
Rod composed of brass (alloy)
Mouth Diameter 9.5 cm
Base Square 6.4 cm

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Factory mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.9 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 11483
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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