Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn

Josiah Wedgwood, 1780 - 1836

Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn

Josiah Wedgwood 1780 - 1836


Public: Rectangular plaque, stoneware, solid white jasper with green dip and blue and white applied relief decoration depicting Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn. Private: Long rectangular medallion with chamfered corners to give elongated octagonal shape. Sage green dip on front, with white relief scene of Aurora, goddess of the dawn, in her chariot pulled by two prancing horses, cherubs flying before and behind her over the clouds. Blue relief border with white relief detail of thin guilloche with evenly spaced paterae. Octagonal gilt metal frame.

Object Name

Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn

Creators Name

Josiah Wedgwood

Date Created

1779 (design date)


object: 2.5cm x 6.9cm
frame: 2.9cm x 7.3cm

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Place of creation




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