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Pedestal: MAR.C.11-1912

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Maker(s)

Wedgwood, Josiah (Factory)

Description

Pale blue jasper with white reliefs

Jasper, pale blue with white reliefs. Square with slightly bombé base and sides, which have a downward scroll at each corner. On each side there is a figure in a rectangular panel: the Flora Farnese; a draped female offering at an altar; a flying, winged female holding a flower garland; a flying winged female holding a flower garland. Over each panel there is a garland of fruit, and, on each side, sprouting from the bottom of the scroll, a spray of laurel. There is a pierced tubular hole down the centre, and at the top and bottom this surrounded by four small holes some distance away from the central hole, as if at the corners of a square.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831-1912)

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 14 cm
Width: 16.8 cm

Relative size of this object

16.8 cm14 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

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 1785 CE - 1795 1795 CE

Note

The design of the relief may have been taken from Paolo Alessandro Maffei, 'Raccolta di statue antiche e moderne, data in luce . . . da Domenico de Rossi', Rome, 1704, pl. LI.

This pedestal form was supplied with a four tier tulip vase or separately priced at 31s. 6d. to be used with a snake-handled vase, shape no. 266 (see MAR.C.10-1912)

School or Style

Neoclassical

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Reliefs:

Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Techniques used in production

Moulding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: WEDGWOOD
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Mark
  • Text: V
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.11-1912
Primary reference Number: 11551
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Pedestal" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/11551 Accessed: 2021-12-06 21:39:55

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