WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE FOUR COLOR CREAM JUG DICEWARE LILAC
An outstanding rare and important Wedgwood Jasperware Four Color Cream Jug, circa 1800, underside marked, 'WEDGWOOD H', diceware elements above and below, Lilac with white onlay high relief floral foliate with allegorical cameo center scenes (3 Muses, Pegasus and Perseus , blue and white dicing, and green quatrefoils. Its very rare to find these pieces with so many colors and such exquisite detail. They rarely come on the market and this would make an incredible addition to any fine collection.
- SIZE: 2-3/4 In. Height. / 2-3/8 In. Width.
- CONDITION: Excellent, (no chips, cracks, repairs or restorations).
The Three Muses: in Greek and Roman mythology are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, which was contained in poetic lyrics and myths. The earliest known records of the Muses are from Boeotia, the homeland of Hesiod. Some ancient authorities thought that the Muses were of Thracian origin. There, a tradition persisted that the Muses had once been three in number. In current English usage, "muse" can refer in general to a person who inspires an artist, writer, or musician.
Pegasus: His father was Poseidon and his mother was the Gorgon Medusa, Pegasus is one of the best known creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine stallion which sprang forth from the neck of Medousa when she was beheaded by the hero Perseus.