Wedgwood                       Krater Bowl
Lot 6*
A Wedgwood encaustic basalt Kantharos-form potpourri vase and cover, circa 1805-10
£1,400 - 1,800
US$ 2,400 - 3,000
Lot Details
A Wedgwood encaustic basalt Kantharos-form potpourri vase and cover, circa 1805-10
Of campana form standing on a round foot with two high loop handles, the body painted with a formal acanthus leaf border in dark brown highlighted in white, with a further formal border to the neck, the cover pierced, diameter of top 23.5cm, height to top of handle 19cm, impressed uppercase mark
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  • Provenance: The Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Victor collection, sold at Sotheby's New York on 10 March 1978, lot 143. An illustration of the probable sauce of this vase shape is in William Hamilton's 1766 work Antiquités Etrusques, Grecques, et Romaines Tirées du Cabinet du M. William Hamilton, vol.2, pl.39. The Greek "Apulian kantharos (Gnathia)" was originally used as a wine cup and may have inspired the design of the Wedgwood basalt pastille burner. Another example with similar decoration is in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Delaware, item number: 2000.60a-c.
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