A WEDGWOOD BLUE AND WHITE JASPERWARE VASE CIRCA 1785
vase shape no. 256, in solid dark-blue jasper, modeled with a figure of Cupid kneeling at the base of a tree trunk forming the vase, applied with white oak-leaves, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD.
Height 8⅝ in.
In good appearance. Cupid's left wing and left smallest finger restored.
Chip to applied leaf. An area of restoration to top edge of rim, located above the cupid figure. Overall in generally good appearance.
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Collection of Theodore and Rosalind Spak, Miami, April 1984, no. 137, bearing label
An entry in the oven books on January 4th 1783 is possibly the first reference to this model and its pair, "256 6& 5 Cuped flower pots lalock & green leaves and white", referenced in Robert Emmerson, 'Wedgwood's Oven Book', Ars Ceramica, 2000, No. 16, p. 23, who illustrates a pair from the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool, fig. 23 and cover (one of the pair).