A WEDGWOOD BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE VASE AND COVER CIRCA 1790
vase shape no. 281, the solid pale-blue body applied in relief with swags of flowers and stiff leaves, raised on three legs with goat mask and hoof terminals upon a shaped triangular base, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD.
Height 8⅝ in.
The cover with some chips to petals of flower knop, approximately 10 applied beads are missing at the terminal of the knop missing. To the base there is a visible ring, slightly compressed, and of a slight different tone of blue, possibly the result of polishing. The piece could benefit from a light clean.
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Edwards, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 54, fig. 7
This vase form first appears in the sale records on April 24, 1790, a bisque example sold for £1.10.0., the following month a blue and white jasper example was sold for £2.2.0, referenced by Diana Edwards and Rodney Hampson, English Dry-Bodied Stoneware, Wedgwood and Contemporary Manufacturers 1774-1830, Woodbridge, 1998, p. 91.