- stoneware (blue jasper)
- 26.5 × 18.7 cm diameter
- Place/s of Execution
- Staffordshire, England
- Accession Number
- International Decorative Arts
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of The Shell Company of Australia Limited, Founder Benefactor, 1998
- Gallery location
- 18th & 19th Century Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
- Two-handled vase in lapis blue jasper dip covering a grey-blue body of similar intensity. The applied white reliefs include classical figures, trees and masks at the handles. On one side a seated woman accompanied by a serpent holds the arm of a young man, while a young Eros flies above with a torch and a bearded man looks on; on the other the central figure of a reclining woman with an inverted torch is flanked by a seated male and a seated female. The reliefs have added details painted in blue and grey to simulate the transparent effects of the glass-engraver or stone-cutter. The base is similarly decorated and shows the half-figure of a man wearing a Phrygian cap, his hand raised to his mouth.
Accompanied by a modern metal and mirror stand.