A Wedgwood encaustic enamelled vase and cover Circa 1785

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Lot 110
A Wedgwood encaustic enamelled vase and cover
Circa 1785

Sold for £ 240 (US$ 303) inc. premium

Art and Antiques

9 Aug 2010, 11:00 BST

Chester

A Wedgwood encaustic enamelled vase and cover
Circa 1785
The amphora shaped vase with domed cover and ball finial, extending to a tapered pedestal stem and terminating at a socle and stepped square base, the body decorated in iron red enamelling portraying a Bacchic type figure and a female muse playing a lyre, detailed with Greek key and anthemion scrolling bands; 17cm high, unmarked, chipping to interior of cover, cracks to base.

Footnotes

  • An identical version of the vase is featured as a black and white image illustration on page 420, plate 590, in the two volume work entitled 'Wedgwood' by Robin Reilly, and published by MacMillan Press of London, 1989.
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