A WEDGWOOD BLACK JASPERWARE BAMBOO-MOLDED RECTANGULAR BOUGH POT AND PIERCED COVER CIRCA 1800
molded to simulate bamboo, the exterior ribs of the shoots enameled in blue and white with folliate sprigs, the interior glazed, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD and letter H.
Width 8¼ in.
The rear corner of the base section with a hairline crack, which becomes visible when viewed with a UV light, showing it was once stabilized with two rivets which have since been removed and the holes filled. The right narrow edge with a form of restoration or finishing to the interior though it is not apparent why this was applied. The overall appearance of the piece is good.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Skinner Boston, December 12, 1998, lot 196
Tulman, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 70, fig. 5