A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY CREAMWARE 'PORPHYRY' TWO-HANDLED VASE AND COVER CIRCA 1770
the oviform creamware body mottled in shades of green and black to simulate porphyry, applied with heavy gilt medallions supporting hanging garlands and affixed with foliate handles with female mask terminals, raised on a black basalt square base, embossed WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY: ETRURIA. circular mark.
Height 10½ in.
The mask in the right of the catalogue illustration with nose restored with some associated spray on face. An area of spray to one side of the flange of the neck. The acorn knop of cover cleanly re-stuck. One lower and upper corner of the basalt base is chipped, the other corners with minute nibble chips. Typical scattered rubbing to gilding as visible in illustration. The vase is in overall good appearance.
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.
Jo-Ann Blum, New York, 1973