A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT 'ENCAUSTIC'-DECORATED VASE CIRCA 1800
with a waisted trumpet neck, the domed shoulder affixed with a strap handle, painted in terracotta-red and white with a male and female figure, the broad lower section with a band of leafy vine between egg and dart edged stepped rims, and an anthemion below the handle, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD.
Height 11¾ in.
Overall good appearance and condition. There is a white mark over the male painted figure, as visible in the catalogue illustration.
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Collection of Olivia P. Lenhart, bearing label
The Estate of Olivia P. Lenhart, Christie's New York, January 26, 1987, lot 210
de Young Museum, 1971, no. 172, bearing label, illustrated in the Seminar Catalogue, 1981, p. 44, case. 20
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976, bearing label
The two 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.), 1766, Vol. II, Col pl. 45.