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The 'Four Elements' Vase by Emmanuel Tjerne - 1930

Jasper vase depicting the four elements by Emmanuel Tjerne, © Wedgwood Museum
    Jasper vase depicting the four elements by Emmanuel Tjerne
    © Wedgwood Museum

The 'Four Elements' Vase by Emmanuel Tjerne by Danish designer Emmanuel. Created as part of the company's Bicentinary of Josiah Wedgwood I birth celebrations.

The vase was designed by Danish artist Emmanual Tjerne and was judged the winner of a competition which saw entries from around the world. The vase is made of Queen's ware covered in a turqouise matt glaze and ornamented with white matt-glazed figures emblematic of the Four Elements- Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/vase
  • Mark: (unmarked)
  • Year produced: 1930
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: matt
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: applied
  • Accession number: 5658