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Wedgwood Crimson Jasperware Portland Vase
- Created for only a brief period, crimson dip jasperware is among Wedgwood's most desirable creations
- To find Wedgwood's most important design, the Portland Vase, in this rare color is extraordinary
- The original Portland Vase dates from Roman antiquity and resides in the British Museum
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The original Portland Vase, which resides in the British Museum of Art, is the most famous cameo glass vessel from Roman antiquity. In the late 18th century, Josiah Wedgwood received the vase from the Duke of Portland and began to create his jasper versions, the form of which he considered to be his greatest achievement. Today, the Portland Vase symbol is used as the Wedgwood corporate symbol and is the symbol of the Wedgwood Society of New York.
A similar vase is pictured in Wedgwood by Robin Reilly, color plate C75.
7 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" deep x 10 3/4" high
Buten Museum Collection
Freeman's, Philadelphia, 21 May 2017, lot 121