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Vase with cover

Designer:
John Flaxman (British, York 1755–1826 London)
Factory:
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (1759–present)
Date:
ca. 1782–90
Culture:
British, Etruria, Staffordshire
Medium:
Jasperware
Dimensions:
H. 17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.101.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 509
One side shows the crowning of a kithara player based on an antique Greek vase painting. The other shows Pallas Athena, the patroness of Athens, in a temple. Pegasus, the winged horse, forms the finial of the covers.
Marking: [impressed]: WEDGWOOD (twice); (mark - see catalogue cards)
[ Frederick Rathbone , until 1910; sold to MMA ]
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