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A WEDGWOOD PEARLWARE 'LEAFAGE' ASSEMBLED PART-DESSERT SERVICE, CIRCA 1820

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

A WEDGWOOD PEARLWARE 'LEAFAGE' ASSEMBLED PART-DESSERT SERVICE, CIRCA 1820

A WEDGWOOD PEARLWARE 'LEAFAGE' ASSEMBLED PART-DESSERT SERVICE, CIRCA 1820

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

32,500

USD

A WEDGWOOD PEARLWARE 'LEAFAGE' ASSEMBLED PART-DESSERT SERVICE, CIRCA 1820


painted in shades of green and yellow, comprising two two-handled oval comports and stands, four sauce tureens, three covers and four stands and one pierced ladle, twelve oval fern leaf-molded serving dishes, four large leaf-shaped dishes, three rectangular dishes, twenty-five dessert plates impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD marks, various impressed letters. 60 pieces

For a service of this size the overall appearance.

A leaf-shaped plate with 2 in. rim hairline crack.

1 plate with some light staining. Very minor typical stacking wear to plates.


Otherwise in good condition.


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.

'Leafage' patterns are recorded at Wedgwood as early as 1783 in Jasperware, see Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, Vol. I, p. 619, pl. 918, and remained popular throughout the 19th century. Forms were produced in caneware, green-glazed earthenware and majolica. A similar part-service of this type was sold at Sotheby's New York, 10 October 1990, lot 514