This Wedgwood sage green jasperware plaque depicts the classical theme Sacrifice, various versions of which were created on a variety of Wedgwood pieces. The sacrifice was to Pomona and Flora (the goddesses of fruits and flowers) and this piece was probably designed by Lady Elizabeth Templeton. Based upon the mark embossed on the back, the Wedgwood Museum in England believes that this piece dates from second half of the 19.
The plaque is in excellent condition with no defects on the front surface. The back has some mottling of unknown origin. The plaque itself is a perfect square 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 (150mm x 150mm). The age of the frame is unknown.
It is of somewhat rough wood construction and probably custom-made for the plaque. It has aesthetically pleasing detailing and it is coated with some sort of gold paint or wash.
The finish is fairly rough and has various discolorations. No attempt has been made to clean/restore the frame. The frame is 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 (220mm x 220mm).
This plaque was inherited from my grandfather who was in the antiques business in New York City in the 1920s-1940s. The item "Antique Wedgwood Plaque 1800's Sage Green Jasperware Sacrifice jasper ware" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Wedgwood\Other Wedgwood". The seller is "richard0401" and is located in Durham, North Carolina.This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand.