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Last Updated on: 27th November 2023, 06:49 am

ANTIQUE Victorian English WEGWOOD Blue Neoclassical JASPERWARE Biscuit Barrel

Height: approx. 9 inches to the top of handle, biscuit barrel body is approx. 5 1/4 inches
Diameter: 5 1/4 inches
Weight: 973 g
Maker’s Marks: Wedgwood etched at the bottom of the barrel. EPNS engraved under the lid.
Notes / other details: Neoclassical blue and white jasperware by Wedgwood featuring cherubs, courting scene, and women. One woman holds a cornucopia which denotes rich harvest and abundance.
This Wedgwood Jasperware biscuit barrel, adorned with neoclassical reliefs, is an artifact that speaks the language of grace and antiquity. Each bas-relief figure, rendered in Wedgwood’s signature blue and white, narrates a story from a bygone era where mythology and symbolism were intertwined with daily life. The presence of the cornucopia, a motif rich with connotations of prosperity and bounty, suggests not just abundance but the very essence of hospitality and generosity that defined Victorian entertaining.

Imagine this barrel taking center stage on a high tea table, its classical figures in silent discourse with the sterling silver and fine bone china that accompany it. It’s not only a vessel for delicacies but also a centerpiece that ignites conversation and admiration, a bridge to the aesthetic sensibilities of the 19th century. For collectors and connoisseurs, it represents a pursuit of beauty and a nod to the meticulous craftsmanship of the Wedgwood legacy.

Its use extends beyond mere storage; it becomes a curator of experience, whether gracing the shelves of a sophisticated study, safeguarding treasured keepsakes, or serving as the crown jewel of a refined collection. It’s a piece that doesn’t just hold objects but upholds the tradition of curated elegance and genteel taste.
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