A WEDGWOOD BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE 'TRITON' CANDLESTICK CIRCA 1785-95
the triton modeled in white jasper grasping a blue whorled shell with a sea lion pelt over his shoulder, standing upon a solid blue jasper rockwork base applied with white flowers, vine and seaweed, impressed uppercase [W]EDGWOOD.
Height 10⅝ in.
The nozzle is a made-up replacement and has a chip to the underside of a petal. Otherwise, in generally good condition.
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The Milton Milestone Collection of early Wedgwood Pottery, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. New York, April 6, 1976, lot 341
Skinner Boston, December 5, 1992, lot 205
Lindsay Grigsby Antiques, January 2001
Edwards, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 56, fig. 10
In January 1770 Josiah estimates that "'a single Triton... will allways [sic] take a man near two dates to begin & finish it', and six months later could make only three pairs a week in black basaltes", Reilly, Wedgwood, London, 1989, Vol. I, pl. C174, where another example and its pair are illustrated. Reilly writes that the model was also produced in "'straw' color and bronzed basaltes".