A WEDGWOOD CANEWARE 'CONCEIT' MODEL OF A CAKE LATE 18TH CENTURY
shape no. 419, decorated with elaborate white 'icing', the top reserved with a pair of billing doves above a quiver and torch within a laurel leaf wreath, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD over letter G.
Height 5⅜ in.; 13.8 cm
Width 8 in.; 20.5 cm
There is a chip on the side of the model, visible in the right of the catalogue illustration. There are some shallow small chips along the upper edge. Minor chipping and small stress cracks to applied 'icing' decoration.
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.
Christie's New York, April 21, 1982, lot 291
Collection of Theodore and Rosalind Spak, Miami, no. 137, February 1984, bearing label
Pendergast, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 63, fig. 14