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Sale IT209 Lot 2008

WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY FAUX 'PORPHYRY' STONEWARE VASE AND COVER circa 1775, impressed Wedgwood & Bentley : Etruria circular mark, recorded as shape no. 179, of chalice form with wishbone bracket handles, the domed cover with a large Sybil finial enriched in oiled gilding, the white terracotta stoneware body sprinkled in grey-blue in imitation of precious stone, the socle with a gilt beaded band, on a square basalt base, h: 8 in.

Provenance: With Lindsay Grigsby Decorative Arts, Chadds Ford PA, 2005 (label).
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 380.

Catalogue Note:
This form is recorded in Wedgwood's, 'First Shape Book' as no.179. It was available in two sizes: 7 and 8 inches.

Exhibitions: Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Washington, D.C., catalogue of the exhibit, ‘Wedgwood 250 Years of Innovation and Artistry’, 2 October 2009 - 27 February 2010, p. 31, pl. 2.12 (label).
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Sold for $2,000.00

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