Wedgwood Black Basalt Cupid Figure

  • Cupid, cherubic god of love, is modeled in this exquisite black basalt statue crafted by Wedgwood
  • Depicted as a young boy, the winged god gazes earthward from a cloud with bow and quiver in hand
  • Black basalt is largely considered one of the famed English pottery firm’s greatest innovation
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Item No. 31-0217

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This exquisite Neoclassical statue of Cupid by Wedgwood depicts the winged Roman god of love as a young boy standing atop a heavenly cloud base. With a downcast gaze, Cupid scans humanity for the next unsuspecting couple to enchant with his mythic bow and quiver in hand. Comprised of glossy black basalt, this Wedgwood work exhibits incredible detail characteristic to the famed English firm’s craftsmanship. One of Wedgwood’s most popular innovations, Black basalt was developed in 1767 by founder Josiah Wedgwood I with the firm’s foundational motto, “Black is Sterling and will last forever.”

Circa 1880

Stamped "CUPID" on rear of base and "WEDGWOOD" on underside.

10" wide x 12" deep x 22 1/4" high

Provenance: The Starr Collection. 
Wedgwood Black Basalt Cupid Figure
Maker: Wedgwood
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Figurines/Statuettes
Depth: 12.0 Inches
Width: 10.0 Inches
Height: 22.25 Inches
Style: Basalt

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