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    Sale 12419

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    3 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 431

    A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT EWERS EMBLEMATIC OF WATER AND WINE, 'SACRED TO NEPTUNE AND BACCHUS'

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE WEDGWOOD MARKS TO BOTH, AFTER THE MODEL BY JOHN FLAXMAN

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    A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT EWERS EMBLEMATIC OF WATER AND WINE, 'SACRED TO NEPTUNE AND BACCHUS'
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE WEDGWOOD MARKS TO BOTH, AFTER THE MODEL BY JOHN FLAXMAN
    15 ½ in. (39.5 cm.) high


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    The present models are based on designs of 1778 provided to the factory by John Flaxman and based on designs by the noted French sculptor, Claude-Michel known as Clodion. The ewers were produced into the 20th century in a variety of materials including black basaltes, jasper, caneware and majolica. See Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, 1989, vol I, pp. 408, fig. 556, plates 716, 994 and C182.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 1-43, 67-70 & 400-488)