A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT BUST OF THE POET EDMUND SPENSER LATE 18TH CENTURY
A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT BUST OF THE POET EDMUND SPENSER LATE 18TH CENTURY
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A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT BUST OF THE POET EDMUND SPENSER LATE 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT BUST OF THE POET EDMUND SPENSER LATE 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Sold:6,000USD

Lot Details

Description

A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT BUST OF THE POET EDMUND SPENSER LATE 18TH CENTURY


modeled wearing a doublet and lace collar with a cloak draped over his shoulder, raised upon a separate socle base, the reverse of the shoulder impressed with uppercase WEDGWOOD mark, the lower body SPENSER, the underside of socle WEDGWOOD over numeral 2. 

Height 15⅛ in.

38.3 cm

Condition Report

Several extremely minor small flat chips to the bottom edge of the socle. Otherwise, generally good condition.


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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

In 1769 the sculptor P. Theodore Park sent a bill to Wedgwood for modeling several statues including Spenser. A second example which had been in the collection of Frederick Rathbone is illustrated in Captain M. H. Grant, The Makers of Black Basalts, London, 1967, pl. XLIV, no. 1. 

Wedgwood and Beyond: English Ceramics from the Starr Collection
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