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Sale IT209 Lot 2277

PAIR OF WEDGWOOD MAJOLICA COBALT-BLUE GROUND 'WINE AND WATER' EWERS date codes for 1867, impressed uppercase marks, incised numerals, after models by John Flaxman of circa 1775, of shield shape with splayed foliate handles, Water surmounted by a Triton reining a dolphin above bulrush swags, Wine with a Bacchanalian satyr holding the horns of a bearded ram above fruiting grapevine festoons, both banded by oak leaves, above stiff leaf-tips or gadroons, on a beaded fluted socle and square base, h: 17 in. (2)

Provenance: Stuart and Carita Kadison Collection, No. 168 (labels)
Skinner, Boston, 1 October 2010, sale 2519B, lot 224.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 615.

Catalogue Note:
18th Century correspondence refers to these ewers as “Sacred to Neptune and Bacchus.” In 1775, John Flaxman (senior) based the original molds on a pair of French bronze ewers. For a black basalt pair formerly in the Jeffrey Milkins Collection, now at the Mint Museum see, Brian Gallagher, 'Classic Black: The Basalt Sculpture of Wedgwood and His Contemporaries', exhibition catalogue, p. 208-209, no. 74.

Exhibitions: L.A.C.M.A. Wedgwood from California Collections, 27 January - 21 March 1976 (labels).
Huntington Art Gallery, Exhibited, 1977-78 (labels).
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sold for $3,000.00


 
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