Ladies’ covered paint box of light blue and white jasperware, oval in shape, the main body with stippled ground and decorated in relief with scenes from “Setting Out on the Hunt,” “Bringing Home the Game,” and “The Arts,” with groups of putti with dogs and hunting accoutrements, carrying game, and playing instruments, the slightly domed cover with acanthus border and sunflower finial with applied leaves against stippled ground; the interior outfitted with a blue jasper holder with twelve holes to hold paint cups and fourteen small white jasper paint cups.

Ladies’ Covered Paint Box


About 1785

  • Titles Ladies' Covered Paint Box (Descriptive)
  • Artist Wedgwood, England, est. 1759
  • Medium stoneware (jasperware)
  • Dimensions box with cover: 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (12.1 x 15.9 x 12.1 cm) palette: 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. (1.3 x 9.8 cm) each cup: 1/2 x 1 in. Diam. (1.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • Credit Line Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; The Buten Wedgwood Collection, gift through the Wedgwood Society of New York, AFI.584.2011.1a-b-.2a-o
  • Work Type paint box with cover, palette and cups
  • Classification Containers