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Sale IT209 Lot 2278

WEDGWOOD MAJOLICA COBALT-BLUE GROUND TRENTHAM VASE circa 1865, impressed uppercase mark and T, after a model by Rowland Morris (1847-1898), in polychrome enamels, the central amphora with lug handles and pendant ropes, supported on the backs of two addorsed putti, the shaped base applied with gardening tools, raised on scroll feet, h: 11 1/4 x w: 10 x d: 7 1/4 in.

Provenance: L. Richard Smith Collection, Shapiro Auctions, 131 S 011 (label).
Skinner, Boston, 12 January 2008, sale 2394, lot 250.
With Robert J. Reichner, IL, 2011.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 639.

Catalogue Note:
See Maureen Batkin, 'Wedgwood Ceramics 1846-1959: A New Appraisal', p. 35, item 4.

Rowland J. Morris was a pupil of the Kensington School of Design, sculptor and designer of architectural elements. He is recorded as a celebrated exhibitor at the London International Exhibition of 1871, see the Art Journal of that year, p. 91; along with William Wright, he was known for modeling the large terracotta panels of 'The Labours of the Months' depicting the potter's regimen on the facade of the former Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

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