Vintage Wedgwood Jasperware pale blue spade tray featuring Jasperware creamy white bias design of the Three Graces from Wedgwood's Bridge Collection. (c. 1969)
The subject of this Wedgwood Jasperware relief is the well known classical legend about the Three Graces. In Greek mythology, the three goddesses of joy, charm, and beauty. The daughters of the god Zeus and the nymph Eurynome, they were named Aglaia (Splendor), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Good Cheer). The Graces presided over banquets, dances, and all other pleasurable social events, and brought joy and goodwill to both gods and mortals. They were the special attendants of the divinities of love, Aphrodite and Eros, and together with companions, the Muses, they sang to the gods on Mount Olympus, and danced to beautiful music that the god Apollo made upon his lyre. In some legends Aglaia was wed to Hephaestus, the craftsman among the gods. Their marriage explains the traditional association of the Graces with the arts; like the Muses, they were believed to endow artists and poets with the ability to create beautiful works of art. The Graces were rarely treated as individuals, but always together as a kind of triple embodiment of grace and beauty. In art they are usually represented as lithe young maidens, dancing in a circle.
This mint condition Wedgwood Jasperware tray measures 4.5" x 4.5". The most famous of all Josiah Wedgwood's inventions was Jasperware. The unglazed vitreous body provides the perfect background for classic scenes in bas-relief.
Traditional Wedgwood craftsmanship in the fine details of the design. This Wedgwood Jasperware Tray in sage green is highly collectible and would make a fine gift for you or a loved one, or to add to your existing Wedgwood Jasperware collection.
Excellent condition with no damage to the applied Jasperware. No chips, cracks or marks noted. Marked on the back with "WEDGWOOD", "MADE IN ENGLAND" and dated "1969" with a date stamp of "J".
A1421 - WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE Spade Tray PALE BLUE Bridge Collection (c. 1969)