A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY WHITE JASPERWARE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE OF WRESTLING GLADIATORS CIRCA 1780
press-molded in high relief with three figures fighting in the foreground, a fourth drinking from a fountain, before arched columns, impressed lowercase Wedgwood & Bentley mark, framed.
Length 10½ in.
In overall good appearance and condition. There is a minute chip to one of the flower petals. Some scattered patches of light staining.
The plaque is mounted in a frame and has not been examined out of frame.
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Kadison Collection, bearing label
Skinner Boston, October 1, 2010, lot 65
Reilly, 1989, Vol. I, p. 582, no. 844
An example in black basalt in the Dwight & Lucille Beeson Collection is illustrated in Reilly, op. cit. (Literature), p. 488, no. 700, where the author notes that the subject is not listed in any of the Wedgwood catalogues and that the source of the subject has not been identified.