A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY SOLID AGATE VASE AND COVER CIRCA 1770-75
vase shape no. 231, of urn shape, affixed on either side with a 'monster' handle with traces of gilding, the cover with a 'Pelican in her Piety' knop, raised on a white stoneware bases with molded guilloche panels, impressed Wedgwood & Bentley mark.
Height 9¼ in.
The cover has been broken into two pieces and restored. The vase is in good condition. The two monster handles with typical wear to gilding. Overall the piece is in good appearance.
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The Milton Milestone Collection of early Wedgwood Pottery, Part I, sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 16, 1975, lot 45 (as a pair)
The Theodore and Rosalind Spak Collection, Miami, 1984
Art Institute of Chicago, 1962, no. 316 (lent by Milton Milestone as a pair), bearing label
Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, no O-6a (as a pair), bearing label
The Hammond Museum, 1984, bearing label
Tulman, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 77, fig. 15