Antique Wedgwood Black Jasper Ware Vase Cover The Dancing Hours VA Museum Circa 1800. A wonderful and original Wedgwood black jasper ware vase and cover decorated with reliefs of The Dancing Hours, made at the factory of Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, Staffordshire. Example on show in the V&A London.
Impressed Wedgwood stamp to base of plinth. A Jasperware is a type of pottery developed by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1770s with an unglazed biscuit finish. Often relief decorations of contrasting colours are characteristic of jasperware, giving a cameo effect. Dipped refers to the coloured slip added to the white body, here black. The Dancing Hours depicts the classical Horae, the personifications of the hours of the day.The source for the design is a chimneypiece of white marble against a blue lapis ground, formerly in the Palazzo Borghese in Rome. In the 18th century it was installed in Moor Park, Hertfordshire. Attributed to John Flaxman Jr, the design is perhaps the best-known of all the Wedgwood bas reliefs. 21.0 cm, 210 mm. Excellent condition for age- there has been professional restoration to both handles which have been restored. Minor chips to the 3. Chamber joint (unable to see as at joint end). Example on show in V&A Museum. The item "Antique Wedgwood Black Jasper Ware Vase Cover The Dancing Hours VA Museum 1800" is in sale since Thursday, November 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases".antiques" and is located in telford Shropshire, GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.