A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT 'ENCAUSTIC'-DECORATED CALYX-KRATER VASE EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the flaring body affixed with two loop handles, raised upon a spreading stepped foot, painted in terracotta-red and white the front with three standing classical figures and on the reverse with a large anthemion, between anthemion and Greek Key bands, the flared rim with bands of egg and dart, waves, and rosettes.
Height 9⅜ in.
The vase is in overall good appearance.
A section of the rim restored, with over-painting to approximately 1/3 of the stiff acanthus leaf band to underside.
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Brown Collection, no. 160, bearing label
Skinner Boston, July 11, 2009, lot 213
The three figures are taken from a larger composition in The Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honble Wm Hamilton, P. F. d' Hancarville (ed.), Naples, 1766, Vol. I, Col. pl. 109. A near identical vase from the Property of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry K.T, was sold at Christie's London, October 20, 1986, lot 97, where it is noted it was likely acquired by Henry Scott (1746-1812), 3rd Duke of Buccleuch.