A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD CREAMWARE 'VARIEGATED AGATE' OIL LAMPS, COVERS AND ONE STOPPER CIRCA 1770
of shallow form, the exterior affixed with creamware garlands with traces of gilding, the shoulder set with three small pierced shells, the covers enriched with gilded stiff leaves, one with a stopper, set on three gilt-heightened dolphin supports raised on a black basalt square base, impressed WEDGWOOD marks.
Heights 7½ and 7¼ in.
19 and 18.5 cm
The example in the left of the catalogue illustration with one quill rest restored. The example in the right of the illustration with one dolphin with two cracks running through body, probably reattached. Another dolphin with crack through tail fin and the third with similar crack. The piece probably broken through supports and repaired. One cover with restoration to domed shoulder.
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.
Property of the Trustees of The Stoneleigh Settlement, Christie's London, November 2, 1981, lot 399
Institute of Fine Arts, 1982, bearing labels.