A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT 'ENCAUSTIC'-DECORATED RUM KETTLE AND COVER CIRCA 1800
the cover with a 'sybil' knop, painted in terracotta-red and white with bands of anthemion and classical ornament, the interior glazed, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD and letter M.
Height 10½ in.
There is a very minor short fine firing-related tear to one side of the spout. Overall in generally good condition.
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Collection of Lloyd J. Bleier, no. B291, bearing labels
Skinner Boston, April 25, 2003, lot 142
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976, bearing label
Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens, 1991, bearing label