A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY CREAMWARE 'PORPHYRY' LARGE TWO-HANDLED VASE AND COVER CIRCA 1775
of urn shape, applied around the exterior in white with drapery suspended from rings, the creamware body mottled in shades of green to simulate porphyry, raised on a black basalt square base, the cover with a widow knop, the shoulder and cover rim with molded laurel wreath bands, applied medallion embossed WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY: ETRURIA..
Height 18 in.
The rim of the vase with a short hairline crack. The cover has been sprayed and it is difficult to determine true extent of damage. The vase with spray to the lower portion from spreading foot to the edge of the applied drapery. The interior of the vase not sprayed. Due to spray, it is difficult to determine the extent of any damage present. In overall good appearance.
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.
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