A WEDGWOOD CREAMWARE PART-TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE CIRCA 1770
transfer-printed in red with peacocks in a garden, comprising a coffee pot and cover, a milk jug and cover, a tea canister, a sugar bowl and cover, a waste bowl and four teabowls and saucers, some pieces with impressed lowercase Wedgwood marks. 16 pieces.
Height of coffee pot 9⅛ in.
Coffee pot and cover: generally good condition.
Milk jug and cover: the spout is restored and the entire body is covered in overspray (some of which has flaked off), probalbly concealing further damage.
Sugar bowl and cover: minor small flat chip to the interior edge of bowl; cover possibly matched.
Waste bowl: minor small chip to footrim and pinhead chip to rim edge.
Tea canister: lacking cover.
Teabowls: one with a tiny rim chip.
Saucers: one with a small rim chips, two minute rim chips and a short fine haircrack to the rim.
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.
Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Victor, sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, March 10, 1978, lot 72
The Hammond Museum, 1984, bearing labels
1st Bank of the U.S, 1980, bearing label