A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT LARGE AMPHORA VASES CIRCA 1840
 A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT LARGE AMPHORA VASES CIRCA 1840
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A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT LARGE AMPHORA VASES CIRCA 1840

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,500 USD

A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT LARGE AMPHORA VASES CIRCA 1840

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,500 USD

Lot Sold:5,250USD

Lot Details

Description

A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT LARGE AMPHORA VASES CIRCA 1840


decorated around the body in relief with sprigged figures of Muses, the neck with hanging trophies, the lower body and domed feet with stiff leaves and acanthus leaves, each with impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD marks.

Height 17½ in.

44.5 cm

Condition Report

Both vases are in good appearance and condition, the applied decoration crisp. Some minor surface marks. 


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

David Seidenberg Antiques, New York, December 1975

Catalogue Note

A smaller vase of this form is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, mus. no. 1409-1855, and is illustrated in Captain M. H. Grant, The Makers of Black Basaltes, London, 1967, pl. XXX, no. 3. 

Wedgwood and Beyond: English Ceramics from the Starr Collection
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