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Sale IT209 Lot 2013

WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY BLACK BASALT CARYATID VASE AND COVER circa 1775, impressed Wedgwood & Bentley, informed by a design for a perfume burner by Joseph-Marie Vien, the engine-turned striated body supported by three addorsed monopodia caryatid figures, each holding a laurel garland, the conforming domed cover with a widow finial, on a stepped tripartite base, h: 7 3/4 in.

Provenance: Skinner, Boston, 5 December 1992, lot 164.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 220.

Catalogue Note:
For an example with a variant finial, from the Bernard & Lydia Starr Collection, see Wedgwood Society of New York, 'Wedgwood Specialties', p. 42. For a similar example to the present, see Colonel Maurice H. Grant, 'The Makers of Black Basaltes', p. 95, pl. XXIV.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sold for $3,500.00

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