A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY BLACK BASALT 'WATER' AND 'WINE' EWERS CIRCA 1775
each modeled with either a satyr or triton representative of Bacchus or Neptune, seated upon the shoulder of the shield-shaped body with arms extending around the neck and grasping either the horns of a goat or the fins of a dolphin, above swags of either fruiting grapevine or waterweed, raised on a fluted stem and square base, the water ewer with applied medallion embossed WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY: ETRURIA.
Heights 15½ and 15⅜ in.
39. 3 and 39.1 cm
Both handles replaced. The water ewer restoration to left edge of spout, with an area of circular foot restored. The wine ewer with spout restored and a tip of applied leaf lacking.
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.
The Milton Milestone Collection of Early Wedgwood Pottery, Part II, sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc. New York, April 6, 1976, lot 226
Seal Simons, Philadelphia
Art Institute of Chicago, 1962, no. 332