Impressive Huge c1850 Wedgwood Blue White Jasperware Flower Frog Planter Vase
Impressive Huge c1850 Wedgwood Blue White Jasperware Flower Frog Planter Vase. Presented is a superb quality antique Wedgwood jasperware flower frog or bough pot, dating to circa 1850. This piece is made in a classic Wedgwood form, in rich blue with white sprigged neo-Classical scenes and decoration in the form of grape vines and leaves and garlands around the sides. The scenes seem centered around Dionysus with his thyrsus staff (amusingly, his traditional leopard accompaniment also has its own staff), interacting with various other figures including one very dynamic scene of his drinking contest with Heracles, depicted here in the act of passing out and dropping his cup. Though this is a very familiar Wedgwood form, please note that this particular piece is a huge size! This form was produced in many smaller sizes with heights from 5-7 inches or thereabouts, which is mostly what you can find for sale today, but this particular planter is very impressive at 14 inches tall, easily twice the height of others for sale right now. Please be aware this is not something you are going to place on a shelf or window sill, this is a true large bough pot or planter size. The piece has both an interior lid (which it can be used with or without) and a pierced flower frog of about 9 ½ inches in diameter in the top, and each of the holes in the flower frog could easily accommodate its own bouquet or decorative branch. This piece is in excellent condition. All the decoration is crisp and intact. There are no chips, no cracks, no breaks, and no repairs. The piece is signed Wedgwood on the underside. The piece stands about 14 inches inches tall at the highest point and measures about 12 1/8 inches in diameter at the widest point, or about 8 5/8 inches in diameter at the base. The total weight for the piece is 17.94 pounds or 8.14 kilograms. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Impressive Huge c1850 Wedgwood Blue White Jasperware Flower Frog Planter Vase" is in sale since Friday, April 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Wedgwood". The seller is "essexjewelryandantiques" and is located in Essex, Massachusetts.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Object Type: Vase
- Collection: Jasperware
- Color: Blue
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Brand: Wedgwood