Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of vases

Factory:
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (1759–present)
Factory owner:
Period of Josiah Wedgwood (British, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent 1730–1795 Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent)
Date:
ca. 1785–1800
Culture:
British, Etruria, Staffordshire
Medium:
Jasperware
Dimensions:
Height (each): 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank K. Sturgis, 1932
Accession Number:
32.95.8, .9
Not on view
One side shows Venus in her chariot drawn by swans; the other shows Venus's swans cared for by cupids after a design by Charles Le Brun.
Marking: Impressed on base of .8: WEDGWOOD / V

Impressed on base of .9: WEDGWOOD / [indistinguishable mark]
Frank K. Sturgis (until 1932; to MMA)
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