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European Works of Art - Thursday 23rd May 2019

A WEDGWOOD BLUE JASPER TABLET CIRCA 1860 after the design by Camillo Pacetti (1758-1826) the mid-blue

jasper sprigged in white relief depicting Thetis Delivering Achilles to the Centaur and Achilles on the Back of the Centaur Hunting the Lion applied with formal berried leaves and flowerheads delineating the outer pale blue jasper border impressed WEDGWOOD mark in a rectangular silvered wood frame set with canted mirror panels the plaque 19cm x 51.5cm overall 65cm long ‘Camillo Pacetti (1758-1826) was engaged by Josiah Wedgwood in Rome from 1787 under Flaxman’s supervision. He modelled six tablets illustrating the life of Achilles in 1788. A pen and wash drawing by Pacetti of Achilles on the back of Centaur hunting a Lion is in the Wedgwood Museum Barlaston. The source of the design was a classical marble the Luna Disc of c. 800-400 BC in the Capitoline Museum.’ (The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Object No.C.36-1935)


A WEDGWOOD BLUE JASPER TABLET CIRCA 1860 after the design by Camillo Pacetti (1758-1826) the mid-blue

jasper sprigged in white relief depicting Thetis Delivering Achilles to the Centaur and Achilles on the Back of the Centaur Hunting the Lion applied with formal berried leaves and flowerheads delineating the outer pale blue jasper border impressed WEDGWOOD mark in a rectangular silvered wood frame set with canted mirror panels the plaque 19cm x 51.5cm overall 65cm long ‘Camillo Pacetti (1758-1826) was engaged by Josiah Wedgwood in Rome from 1787 under Flaxman’s supervision. He modelled six tablets illustrating the life of Achilles in 1788. A pen and wash drawing by Pacetti of Achilles on the back of Centaur hunting a Lion is in the Wedgwood Museum Barlaston. The source of the design was a classical marble the Luna Disc of c. 800-400 BC in the Capitoline Museum.’ (The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Object No.C.36-1935)

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