A WEDGWOOD CANEWARE PART-BAMBOO-MOLDED TWO-HANDLED BOUGH POT AND PIERCED COVER CIRCA 1780-85
painted with a gilt-edged blue-ground and foliate meander border, the ribbed border picked out in blue bands, the cover with a shaded blue band of anthemion, impressed lower case Wedgwood mark.
Height 8⅝ in.
Overall in good appearance and condition. Two minute chips to top rim of 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.
Phillips London, June 5, 1997, lot 501
Pendergast, Ars Ceramica, 2019, no. 31, p. 62, fig. 10
Josiah Wedgwood wrote about this style in the summer of 1786 to his London agents: "lately made a new & much improved sort of teaware, bamboo pattern enamelled."(quoted in Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, 1989, Vol. I, p. 498).
An example of the form this form is in the collection of the Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on Trent, acc no. 1378