A fine small light blue round Jasperware cameo by Wedgwood. The white sprigged decoration of a lion attacking a horse is from a design by George Stubbs. In the 1770s, Josiah Wedgwood and Stubbs were working to develop a large-format earthenware panel as a base for enamel paintings. Stubbs visited Etruria to participate in these experiments and executed a number of low-relief designs, mostly of horses, for Wedgwood to use on decorative items. The designs saw limited production at the time, but the original reliefs were stored away and remained in the Wedgwood archives for nearly two centuries before they saw regular production in the last quarter of the twentieth century.
This cameo is 1.375" in diameter.
Condition: as new, no wear or damage.
Mark: impressed Wedgwood mark on the back dating to the 1980s or 1990s.
Item ID: 3379