A WEDGWOOD CANEWARE PART-BAMBOO-MOLDED PART TEA SERVICE CIRCA 1780-1800
sprigged in relief with figures of children at play, picked out with blue bands, comprising a teapot and cover, a milk jug and cover and a sugar bowl and cover, impressed Wedgwood over numeral 2. 6 pieces.
Height of teapot 4¼ in.
Overall in good appearance and condition. The cover of the teapot with four minute chips to the rim of the cover.
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.
Sotheby's London, February 9, 1993, lot 189
Pendergast, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 58, fig. 3
'Bacchanalian Boys', the sprigged decoration seen on the present lot, was taken from a mold supplied by Mrs Mary Landré (active 1768-74), after the design by Flemish sculptor François Duquesnoy (1504-1643), known as 'Il Fiammingo'. For a very close teapot see Hilary Young, The Genius of Wedgwood, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1995, p. 35, B 39.