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Sale IT209 Lot 2002

WEDGWOOD FAIRYLAND LUSTRE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF' circa 1930, recorded as pattern no. F3080, designed by Daisy Makeig-Jones, rectangular, depicting a magical sunset over a mountainous seascape, with two oared sailboats rowing towards an exotic shore, predominantly enriched in shades of burnt orange, blue and green, h: 15 1/4 x w: 11 in.; within a giltwood frame, h: 23 x w: 19 in.

Provenance: With Muriel Polikoff, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 285.

Catalogue Note:
For a discussion on this pattern and an example from the David Newbon Collection, see Una des Fontaines, 'Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre: The works of Daisy Makeig-Jones', pp. 219-220, pl. 52. Here noted that this design is unique in that it contains two nudes, a seductive figure at the left wearing only a necklace and a grief-stricken winged figure at the right, between them is a baby riding on the crest of a wave. "The main difference in colour between this plaque and the first one is that the standing nude is black; the brazen sky and mountains are a deep Flame or burnt orange shade, the shoreline has turned violet and a green bow curves over a blue, white-crested wave: the baby is yellow."

Exhibitions: The Hammond Museum, North Salem, in collaboration with The Wedgwood Society of New York, 'All about Wedgwood': [exhibition] May13-October 28, 1984 (label).
Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Washington, D.C., catalogue of the exhibit, ‘Wedgwood 250 Years of Innovation and Artistry’, 2 October 2009 - 27 February 2010, p. 92, pl. 5.25.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Sold for $22,500.00


 
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