A Wedgewood decoration of The Portland Vase.
The Portland Vase is one of history's iconic artifacts. The extraordinary vase was bought by Margaret, Duchess of Portland, and became a key part of her celebrated collections.
Most famous of all was the 1st century AD Roman cameo glass Portland Vase, part of a choice group of antiquities that Margaret bought in 1784 from the celebrated collector Sir William Hamilton for £2,000
Michael Hall, Treasures of The Portland Collection
Josiah Wedgewood borrowed the vase from Margaret's son, The 3rd Duke of Portland, to study it and copy it in Jasperware. He created designs both in black and in his famous powder blue colourway.
In 1810, the 4th Duke of Portland had it placed in The British Museum, where it can be seen today.
- 2019 Wedgewood collectable
- 54mm x 54mm x 70mm
Josiah Edgewood established his pottery in 1759 and is now remembered as the “Father of English Potters”. Over 260 years later, Wedgewood pottery continues to be known for its exceptional quality and luxurious design.