A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY CREAMWARE 'PORPHYRY' TWO-HANDLED VASES AND COVERS CIRCA 1768-80
vase shape no. 1, of urn shape, affixed on either side at the shoulder with a cream-colored satyr's mask, the horns forming handles which pierce the rim of the vase and from which hang molded garlands of fruiting vine, the creamware bodies modeled in shades of green to simulate porphyry, the covers with a ball knop, upon black basalt stepped square bases, applied medallions embossed WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY: ETRURIA.
Heights 10 and 10⅛ in.
25.4, 25.6 cm
One vase with a set of horn-handles replaced and an associated area of the rim restored. The upper section of the spreading foot with a band of restoration. The other vase with both horn handles and spreading foot restored. Both covers restored.
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.
Collection of Mr Gabriel Kirzenbaum, New Jersey, June 1980
Institute of Fine Arts, 1982, bearing label
The Hammond Museum, 1984, bearing label