A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT 'ENCAUSTIC'-DECORATED 'LEBES GAMIKOS' VASE AND COVER CIRCA 1790
vase shape no. 93, affixed with two high loop handles, the shoulder with four protruding points, the flat cover with a baluster form finial, painted in terracotta-red and white with a seated female figure, above an egg and dart band, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD.
Height 9 in.
Overall in good appearance.
The finial of the cover re-stuck at terminal.
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Collection of Mr Gabriel Kirzenbaum, New Jersey, January, 1981
Institute of Fine Arts, 1982, bearing label.
A documentary example of the form dated 1774 and decorated principally in encaustic white is in the Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on-Trent and is illustrated in Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, London, 1989, Vol. I, C98. A further vase depicting Bacchus, in the same color palette as the present, is also in the Wedgwood Museum, acc. no.93 & 93a. The figure may be that partially seen on a ewer, illustrated 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. II, pl. 23.