A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE 'WATER' AND 'WINE' EWERS CIRCA 1785-90
with a solid-blue body, each modeled with either a white jasper satyr or triton. representative of Bacchus or Neptune, seated upon the shoulder of the shield-shaped body, arms extending around its 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, both impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD, letter K.
Heights 15⅛ and 15⅜ in.
38.4 and 39 cm
Both ewers have been broken through waisted foot and repaired. The handles replaced.
Both with some scattered stress cracks. The wine ewer with some flat chips to the corners.
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The Collection of Gianni Versace, Sotheby's New York, April 5-7, 2001, lot 292
Ars Ceramica, 2019, cover (part)