Collection Online
stoneware (black jasper dip)
63.8 × 30.9 × 25.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Staffordshire, England
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mrs Norma Deutsher, Founder Benefactor 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
The monumental ewer is decorated in white relief on black jasper with allegories of War and Peace, the ovoid body standing on a socle foot, the handle in the form of a winged female (Victory?) springing from a foliate mask at the shoulder, and with another mask below the spout, below which is a suspended trophy composed of a sword and a garland. War is shown as a winged woman wearing corselet and helmet and holding aloft two snakes. She is accompanied by armed putti, one bearing a palm branch and wreath. Peace is shown as a woman accompanied by putti and symbols of Abundance.