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Sale IT209 Lot 2256

WEDGWOOD CANEWARE 'CONCEIT' MODELED AS A CAKE late 18th Century, impressed uppercase mark and G, recorded as shape no. 419, decorated with white piped 'icing', the top reserved with an amatory trophy of paired billing doves above a quiver and torch within a laurel wreath, h: 5 1/2 x w: 8 in.

Provenance: Christie's New York, 21 April 1982, lot 291.
Theodore & Rosalind Spak, Miami, no. 137, February 1984.
Bernard & Lydia Starr Collection (label).
Sotheby's, New York, 23 September 2019, lot 77.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 930.

Catalogue Note:
Conceits were used as table decoration during the late 18th and early 19th Centuries when flour or sugar models were in short supply. They were designed to simulate elaborate confections. For a similar example, see The Herbert & Sylvia Jacobs Collection, no. 553, Christie's New York, 24 January 1994, lot 232.

Literature: David Pendergast, 'Bernie and Lydia and Caneware', Ars Ceramica, pub. July 2019, p. 63, fig. 14.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Sold for $3,500.00

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