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Pedestal: MAR.C.11-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Factory: Wedgwood, Josiah




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.


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

Place(s) associated

  • Etruria ⪼ Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1785 CE - 1795 CE


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)

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Materials used in production

Jasper ware

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.C.11-1912
Primary reference Number: 11551
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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