A GROUP OF WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE OVAL MEDALLIONS OF THE NINE MUSES CIRCA 1776
comprising eight solid dark-blue medallions and a light-blue jasper dip medallion, impressed uppercase titles TERPSICHORE, CLIO, POLYHYMNIA, MELPOMONE [sic], ERATO, THALIA, CALLIOPE, EUTERPE and URANIA, impressed lowercase Wedgwood & Bentley, mounted in an oval ebonised and giltwood frame.
Overall 18¼ x 13⅛ in.
46.3 x 33.3 cm
Please note: the medallions have not been examined out of the frame. 'Thalia' (at 7 o'clock) has been broken across the impressed name and repaired. Urania (in the center) appears to be restored under black light.
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Collection of Dr. and Mrs Leonard S. Rakow, bearing label
The Collection of Gianni Versace, Sotheby's New York, April 5-7, 2001, lot 295
Tulman, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 78, fig. 16