A WEDGWOOD BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE FOOTED BOWL CIRCA 1787
shape no. 325, the solid-blue body with a lapidary polished interior, applied in relief around the exterior with 'Baccanalian Boys' alternating with fruiting vine swags, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD.
Diameter 9 in.
In overall good appearance and generally good condition. The piece is intact. There are four small flat shallow chips to footrim decoration. A small firing crack to applied decoration on rim with some infill.
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Lloyd Bleier Collection, no. J278, bearing label
Skinner Boston, April 25, 2003, lot 248
de Young Museum, 1971, no. 103, illustrated in the Seminar Catalogue, 1981, p. 35, case 10
Emmerson, 2000, No. 16, fig. 33
A similar example is illustrated in Emmerson, Ars Ceramica, No. 16, 2000, p. 28, fig. 33, where the author notes the bowl is mentioned in the Wedgwood oven books on March 16, 1787, with its shape number, and in an earlier listing on January 19, 1787, "'15 [blue and white] punch bowls 2 quarts Greaps festoons and figers", with a sketch.'"