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Sale IT209 Lot 2042

ENGLISH BLACK BASALT 'ENCAUSTIC-DECORATED' OVAL CAMEO MEDALLION, 'SACRIFICE TO AESCULAPIUS' circa 1773-1780, unmarked, attributed to Wedgwood & Bentley, emblematic of healing, molded with two classical figures with a snake and insect before a brazier, within a molded integral black frame, h: 2 3/8 x w: 2 in.

Provenance: BW - 164 (label).
Lindsay Grigsby Collection, 2015 (label).
Jeffrey Milkins Collection, no. 756.

Literature: Diana Edwards, 'Black Basalt', p. 17, color pl. 12.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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