A pair of Wedgwood porphyry vases and covers, circa 1775
Lot 30
A pair of Wedgwood porphyry vases and covers, circa 1775
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 15,757) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of Wedgwood porphyry vases and covers, circa 1775
Of urn shape with fluted borders, the finely modelled scrolled handles and applied swags picked out in gold, the creamware bodies mottled in green and black to simulate Serpentine, 33.8cm high (one cover damaged, one cover married, replacement alabaster plinths) (4)

Footnotes

  • A vase of this form with a porphyry ground on a black basalt plinth base is illustrated by Harry Buten, Wedgwood Rarities (1969) p.92. A further vase with husk swags left in the white is in the collection of the Manchester Art Gallery, accession number: 1932.200. Interestingly, a black basalt version is depicted in the background of the painting The Saithwaite Family by Francis Wheatley, circa 1785, currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, New York accession number: 2009.357
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