A GROUP OF THREE WEDGWOOD OR WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY JASPERWARE PORTRAIT MEDALLIONS CIRCA 1780-90
comprising, Princesse of Lamballe in white relief facing to her right on a solid-blue body, impressed on the front PRINCESSE DE LAMBALLE, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD, framed; Hercules, with solid-blue body, impressed lowercase Wedgwood & Bentley, metal-frame; and 'Poor Maria', with a blue-jasper dip body, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD, metal-frame.
Largest medallion 3⅞ x 3⅛ in.
9.8 x 8 cm
Hercules, some staining to front.
Poor Maria, loose in frame, reverse side with flat chip at left measuring 1.1 X 0.9cm, residue of a previous restoration around this point. Front with a small restored chip, 0.3 x 0.2 cm, not visible when in frame
Princesse de Lamballe, not examined out fixed frame, D shaped section of right side of blue jasper re-stuck, partially visible in the catalogue illustration, which does not affect the white portrait.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Hercules: Skinner Boston, May 22, 1989, lot 285