Wedgwood Jasperware Dip Portland Vase

  • This is a flawlessly rendered Wedgwood execution of the famed Portland Vase
  • The underside of this impressive vase is also intricately decorated
  • Portland vases in this stunning cobalt color are difficult to find and highly collectible
  • The original Portland Vase resides in the British Museum
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A flawlessly rendered execution of the famed Portland Vase, the rich deep blue dip brightens and gives greater depth to the relief of figures at leisure, a serpent and cherub in flight. The underside of this vase is also intricately decorated with a portrait of a man in a Phrygian cap with a flowing robe. Portland vases by Wedgwood in this stunning cobalt color are difficult to find, especially ones in pristine condition such as this one.

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 famed jasper versions. According to the British Museum, the relief scene is most likely a mythological theme of love and marriage, and it is believed that the original Roman vase may have been created as a wedding gift.

Stamped "Wedgwood"

19th Century

10“ high x 7" wide x 7" deep

Provenance
With Seal Simons, Philadelphia, PA, 1976
Wedgwood Jasperware Dip Portland Vase
Maker: Wedgwood
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Vases/Urns
Depth: 7.0 Inches
Width: 7.0 Inches
Height: 10.0 Inches
Style: Jasperware

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