Antique Wedgwood Jasperware Dark Blue Deep Pot Vine, Lion Heads and Greek Allegorical Scenes
Description: Antique Wedgwood dark blue jasperware deep pot. The pot, which is round having a flat base and rising straight sides, has a raise decoration depicting 5 lion heads with circles in their mouths and grape vines connecting them. There are allegorical Greek scenes under the lion heads women, warriors, and winged horses. There is also floral decoration in a band under the plain rim. The piece is colored in matte dark blue color with white cameo style decoration on the exterior and is white in color on the interior. The pot has a round flat and depressed base with markings indicating it is a Wedgwood piece of pre 1860 vintage. This is a nice and highly decorative Jasperware tall pot with a beautiful decorative motif on the sides. It is marked as to the maker on the underside of the base. This would make a nice addition to any collection or as a great gift for the avid collector. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but certainly the piece was made before 1860 based on the fact that it is marked WEDGWOOD without an indication of where it was made.
Origin: Staffordshire, England.
Size and Weight: The pieces measure ~3 5/8" in diameter at the base, ~5" in diameter at the top and is ~4 1/2" high. The pot weighs about one pound and 9 ounces.
Marks: Stamped on the bottom of the base "WEDGWOOD" in Serif Font. It also has a couple of characters stamped on the bottom.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: An antique piece in great condition with beautiful and vivid colors, which would make a great addition to your Wedgwood pottery collection.
Condition: The pot is in general good condition with no cracks, hairlines, or crazing. The piece has a small chip on the edge of the rim (see first photo all the way to the left and the fifth photo to the right). The piece is also soiled, has scuff marks, and staining, which can be seen in the photos. Finally, the piece is soiled inside and out. Be that as it may, it is a nice looking antique in good shape after being around for over 150 years. We believe the piece would clean nicely but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty of the pot and for additional condition information.