711
711
A framed Wedgwood blue jasperware rectangular plaque, circa 1860
Estimate
3,0005,000
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711
A framed Wedgwood blue jasperware rectangular plaque, circa 1860
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A framed Wedgwood blue jasperware rectangular plaque, circa 1860
after the design by Camillo Pacetti, of a pale-blue solid jasper body, sprigged in white relief depicting Thetis delivering Achilles to the Centaur and Achilles on the back of the Centaur hunting the lion, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD mark, 
the plaque 19cm., 7 1/2 in. x 51.4cm., 20 1/4 in.; overall 32.8cm., 12 7/8 in. x 65cm., 25 5/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

For the use of Achilles as a design subject at Wedgwood, see Carol Macht, Classical Wedgwood Designs, London, 1957, pp. 19-31. Pacetti was engaged by Josiah Wedgwood in Rome from 1787/88 under the supervision of John Flaxman, to model six tablets illustrating the life of Achilles. A pen and wash drawing by Pacetti of Achilles on the back of Centaur hunting a Lion is in the Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston - it is copied from a similar image on a classical marble, the Luna Disc of c800-400 BC in the Capitoline Museum.

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