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Sale IT209 Lot 2303

THREE WEDGWOOD EARTHENWARE PORTRAIT CHARGERS COMMEMORATING THE PEACE OF VERSAILLES, 1919 date codes for 1919, printed and impressed uppercase marks, black painted 25, 21 and 28, retailer's mark for Sloane & Smith Ltd., 462 Oxford Street, London W.1, each polychrome enamel with the portrait of a goddess, the border with a Latin inscription, Britannia before a British flag, inscribed with the British chivalric Order of the Garter motto 'Honi soit qui mal y pense'; Minerva before a French flag, inscribed with the National anthem 'Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite'; and Bellona, the goddess of War, with a banner inscribed '1919 Peace' and with the Latin Psalms, 'Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity', within ochre line rims, dia. 16 3/4 in. and 17 in. (3)

Provenance: Skinner, Boston, 2013 - Britannia.
Skinner, Boston, 2011 - Minerva.
Benton & Beverly Rosen Collection, No. X-923, (label) - Bellona.
With Seal Simons, Philadelphia, PA, 1992, (label) - Bellona.
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, nos. 189, 625, 663.

Catalogue Note:
Commissioned by Sloane & Smith Ltd. as a set of three, these were made in a limited edition of 250. Reference, Maureen Batkin, 'Wedgwood Ceramics 1846-1959: A New Appraisal' p. 10.

Estimate $2,500-3,500

Sold for $1,200.00

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