A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY BLACK BASALT MUG AND A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT LARGE FOOTED JUG CIRCA 1775-90
the cylindrical engine-turned body of the mug reserving a panel sprigged in relief with a putti hunting subject, impressed lowercase Wedgwood & Bentley mark; the jug of helmet shape with a strap handle, sprigged in relief with figures of children at play, the lower section and foot with engine-turned fluting, the footrim edged in molded acanthus leaf, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD mark. 2 pieces.
Height mug, 6¼ in.; jug, 11⅜ in
15.8 cm; 28.9 cm
Generally good condition.
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The mug: Byron A. Born Collection
Christie's New York, May 6, 1986, lot 349
The jug: Remmey Antiques, New Vernon, New Jersey, October 19, 1996, lot 138