A Wedgwood and Bentley caneware artist's paint box, palette and ten paint pots, circa 1775-85
Lot 29
A Wedgwood and Bentley caneware artist's paint box, palette and ten paint pots, circa 1775-85
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,369) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Wedgwood and Bentley caneware artist's paint box, palette and ten paint pots, circa 1775-85
Of oval form, the exterior enamelled in black with a cane-coloured border below the rim, the pierced palette fitting within the interior, the ten redware painted pots with white interiors, 15.4cm wide, impressed Wedgwood & Bentley mark (cover and two paint pots lacking) (12)

Footnotes

  • The shape appears in the 1779 catalogue described as 'The paint-chest contains sets of large and small vessels and neat palats [sic] for the use of those who paint in water-colour'. A related black basalt example with a dolphin finial is illustrated by Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, The New Illustrated Dictionary (1995) p.303. An example in blue jasper with white figural ornamentation is illustrated by Robin Reilly and George Savage, The Dictionary of Wedgwood (1980) p.260
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