A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY CREAMWARE 'VARIEGATED AGATE' VASE CIRCA 1775-78
of amphora form, the surface simulating agate in tones of brown and cream slip, modeled with a gilt banded border of stiff leaves around the neck and affixed on either side with a gilt strap and serpent entwined handle, the neck and lower body with a band of stiff leaves, raised on a black basalt foot, embossed WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY: ETRURIA. circular mark.
Height 14½ in.
There is band of restoration to the upper section of the spreading foot. The snake handles are replaced with associated spray to shoulder and rim of vase.
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.
Institute of Fine Arts, 1982, bearing label.