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    Sale 1919

    The House Sale

    13 - 14 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 449

    A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALTES EWERS FOR WATER AND WINE, 'SCARED TO NEPTUNE AND BACCHUS'

    IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK FOR WEDGWOOD ALSO IMPRESSED 'C', 19TH CENTURY,

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    A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALTES EWERS FOR WATER AND WINE, 'SCARED TO NEPTUNE AND BACCHUS'
    IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK FOR WEDGWOOD ALSO IMPRESSED 'C', 19TH CENTURY,
    17½in. (44.5cm.) high (2)


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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.