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Terracotta Flower vase - 1780

Terracotta Flower vase
    Terracotta Flower vase

This flower vase is made from white terra cotta which has been ornamented with applied festoons and has been sponged with different metallic oxides to create a porphyry stone effect once fired.

This flower vase is made from white terra cotta which has been ornamented with applied festoons and has been sponged with different metallic oxides to create a porphyry stone effect once fired.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD [Impressed]
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  • Year produced: 1780
  • Body: white terra cotta
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: ornamented, porphyry
  • Accession number: 1176, 1176a, 1176b
  • Dimensions: 275 mm (height), 123 mm (diameter)

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  • Festoon

    Festoon

    A garland of flowers, fruit, leaves or drapery supported at either end, and hanging in a curve. Such raised bas-relief ornamentation is also known as a swag.