Wedgwood Psyche Jasperware Bough Pot

  • This impressive Wedgwood flower holder is made of the firm’s highly prized pale blue jasperware
  • This centerpiece is presented in a stunning Neoclassical motif depicting Psyche of Greek myth
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Item No. 31-4250

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This impressive Wedgwood flower holder is made of the firm’s highly prized blue jasperware with applied white jasper accents. The centerpiece, designed to display “boughs” or flowers, is presented in a stunning Neoclassical motif. The mythological figure of Psyche is depicted in pure white jasper resting gracefully against the pot’s base. Born as a mortal, Psyche's beauty was so great that she rivaled the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, and she was eventually brought to Olympus by Eros, becoming the goddess of the soul. Here, she is surrounded by delicate white blooms and floral garlands, displaying Wedgwood’s characteristic classical sensibility. Bough pots were some of Wedgwood's most popular items, and are highly prized by collectors today.

A similar example can be found on page 642 of Wedgwood Vol. 1, by Robin Reilly.

Late 18th century

Stamped "Wedgwood" on base

8” wide x 5 3/4” high x 4 7/8" deep

Provenance:
Stuart and Carita Kadison Collection, no. 391
Skinner, Boston, October 1, 2010
Wedgwood Psyche Jasperware Bough Pot
Maker: Wedgwood
Period: 18th Century
Origin: England
Type: Vases/Urns
Depth: 4.88 Inches
Width: 8.63 Inches
Height: 5.5 Inches
Style: Jasperware

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