A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY BLACK BASALT CAMPANA VASE CIRCA 1770-75
vase shape no. 11, the flaring body with engine-turned bands, the rim edged in acanthus leaf, applied on either side with the figure of a triton forming a handle above a shell molded lower section, raised on a square foot, impressed lower case Wedgwood & Bentley mark.
Height 10⅛ in.
Overall the vase is in good appearance.
Very minor small chips to edges of square foot.
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Probably the example in the Milton Milestone Collection of Early Wedgwood Pottery, Part I, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, December 16, 1975, lot 76
Collection of Theodore and Rosalind Spak, Miami, 1984 no. 1, bearing label
Gallagher, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 20, fig. 12
This vase is based on the design by the French sculptor Edmé Bouchardon (Chaumont 1698-1762 Paris), which was published after his death in Premier Livre De Vases Inventés par Edmé Bouchardon Sculpteur du Roy, with engravings by Gabriel Huquier (1695-1772). A second vase of this rare form is illustrated in Captain M. H. Grant, The Makers of Black Basaltes, London, 1967, pl. XXII, no. 1.