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Pair 19th C English Neoclassical Style Olive Ground Covered Wedgwood Vases

$38,000per set


An elaborate large pair of 19th century neoclassical style olive ground covered English, Staffordshire, Jasperware Wedgwood vases with neoclassical figures in white jasperware, in the style of John Flaxman. Each of these vases is in exceptional condition and is of the finest quality of Wedgwood. Each vase is of Amphora form with Hercules Mask Handles in white jasperware with Wedgwood olive ground and white jasperware decoration. The bodies of each vase are decorated with neoclassical Maiden subjects with grape leaf decoration and downward hanging flowers which run around the upper and lower borders. The socle of the vases is decorated in acanthus leaves and is resting on a Wedgwood olive ground square plinth with white jasperware leaflet decoration. The tops of each vase are finished in leaflet running border designs with falling wide-bodied leaves from the top of the patinated bronze finial. The white jasperware raised decorations of each of these vases are truly exceptional in quality and one of the best examples of Wedgwood decoration we have seen in our five generations in Wedgwood dealing. The bottoms are marked, "WEDGWOOD" with the number, "2". England, Circa 19th century.


  • Creator
    Wedgwood (Manufacturer)
  • Similar to
    John Flaxman (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Diameter: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Neoclassical (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU919521445542

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About the Manufacturer


Arguably the most celebrated of all English ceramics makers, Wedgwood was founded in 1759 by Staffordshire potter Josiah Wedgwood (1730–95). The company is famed for its Jasperware — molded Neoclassical stoneware vases, plates and other pieces, inspired by ancient cameo glass, featuring white figures, scenes and decorative elements set in relief on a matte colored background. The best-known background hue is light blue, but Wedgwood’s iconic silhouettes also appear on green, lilac, yellow, black and even white grounds. Some pieces use three or more colors.The Wedgwood firm first came to prominence for its tableware, which quickly gained favor in aristocratic households throughout Britain and Europe. In 1765, Wedgwood was commissioned to create a cream-colored earthenware service for Queen Charlotte, consort of King George III. The queen was so thrilled with her new china that Wedgwood was given permission to call himself “Potter to Her Majesty,” and the decorative style became known as Queen’s Ware. Not to be outdone, Catherine the Great of Russia commissioned her own set of Wedgwood china in 1773. Nearly 200 years later, the firm created a 1,200-piece service for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In recent years, leading designers including Jasper Conran and Vera Wang have collaborated with Wedgwood — in the tradition of such distinguished 18th century artists such as the painter George Stubbs and metalsmith Matthew Boulton.From plates and other dinnerware to decorative items like urns, cachepots and candlesticks, Wedgwood designs lend a traditional air to Anglophile interiors. And even if you have to make your own tea, you may find it comforting to sip it from a delicate cup that was manufactured in the same Stoke-on-Trent kiln that produced Her Majesty’s tea service. Be sure to keep your pinky raised.
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