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Sale IT209 Lot 2003

WEDGWOOD VARIEGATED SURFACE AGATE SNAKE-HANDLED VASE circa 1775-1778, impressed uppercase mark, of shield shape, the tall neck flanked by upright serpent entwined loop handles, the surface simulating agate in tones of brown, red and cream slip, applied with gilt enriched stiff leaf-tip and beaded ornamentation, on a circular socle and canted incurved fluted black basalt base, h: 14 1/2 in.

Provenance: Skinner, Boston, 1992, lot 198.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 224.

Catalogue Note:
For a similar example on a Wedgwood & Bentley marked square base, see the Starr Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 23 October 2019, lot 70. For another of this rare form, on a slightly later white jasper base, see Robin Reilly, ' The Collector's Wedgwood', color pl. 24.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sold for $4,750.00


 
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