The Jasperware urn stands an impressive 12 tall from its base to the top of the urn. The overall height from the urn base to the top of the brass finial is 24", which can expand/telescope another 2" taller. This urn is made in four pieces, loose top, body, tapered foot/fillet & the base/plinth; fixed together by a metal bolt and nut. The actual urn may date back to 1885 with updates to the lamp components up into the 1930's. The urn's body shape/form is an adaptation of an antique marble vase formerly in the possession of the Borghese family in Rome and now in the Louvre; noted as shape #1153 in the book, Wedgwood Jasper , by Robin Reilly, Pg.
Floral swags & festoons draping from four. Ram heads, while four neoclassical. Medallions set within the swags. Fruiting and flowering vines encircle the body, along with the egg & dart motif, A canthus & various other foliate designs, and a. Twisted roping motif is applied near the base.Wedgwood's classic vine handle with dual. Body terminals and a connecting central bead, flank either side of the urn, all this sits atop a beautiful square plinth with chamfered top edge, further decorated with a bas-relief of'leaves with a flower between' on all four sides; reference the book, Wedgwood, The New Illustrated Dictionary. Gorgeous condition for a lamp of this age and level of detail. Suggest cleaning to remove minor scuffs and dust; would not recommend any cleaning that would remove the beautiful age related patina.
Lamp has not been re-wired, though existing wiring is intact. Please see photos, as they represent a large part of the description. All questions, comments and suggestions related to this rare piece are welcomed. Wedgwood with the first ever order for lamp urns and vases in both Jasperware and Majolica. The footed lamp vases with "loose top", modeled especially for Blumberg's, were completed in November of 1869.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jasperware , or jasper ware , is a type of pottery. First developed by Josiah Wedgwood. It has an unglazed matt "biscuit". Finish and is produced in a number of different colours, of which the most common and best known is a pale blue.
That has become known as Wedgwood Blue. Relief decorations in contrasting colours (typically in white but also in other colours) are characteristic of jasperware, giving a cameo. The reliefs are produced in moulds.
And applied to the ware as sprigs. After several years of experiments, Wedgwood began to sell jasperware in the late 1770s, at first as small objects, but from the 1780s adding large vases. It was extremely popular, and after a few years many other potters devised their own versions. Continued to make it into the 21st century. The decoration was initially in the fashionable Neoclassical style.Which was often used in the following centuries, but it could be made to suit other styles. Wedgwood turned to leading artists outside the usual world of Staffordshire pottery. High-quality portraits, mostly in profile, of leading personalities of the day were a popular type of object, matching the fashion for paper-cut silhouettes. The wares have been made into a great variety of decorative objects, but not typically as tableware or teaware. Three-dimensional figures are normally found only as part of a larger piece, and are typically in white. Teawares are usually glazed on the inside. In the original formulation the mixture of clay and other ingredients is tinted throughout by adding dye (often described as "stained"); later the formed but unfired body was merely covered with a dyed slip.
So that only the body near the surface had the colour. These types are known as "solid" and "dipped" (or "Jasper dip") respectively. The undyed body was white when fired, sometimes with a yellowish tinge; cobalt.Was added to elements that were to stay white. I will be happy to assist in this. We will respond within 24 hours. The item "Wedgwood Jasperware Urn Lamp in Yellow Buff & Black, 24 Tall, Circa 1885-1930" is in sale since Monday, January 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Wedgwood\Other Wedgwood". The seller is "eclectic_mind" and is located in Palm Desert, California.
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