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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 506

    TWO WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT ENCAUSTIC-DECORATED TWO-HANDLED VASES

    CIRCA 1780, ONE INCISED NO2

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    TWO WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT ENCAUSTIC-DECORATED TWO-HANDLED VASES
    CIRCA 1780, ONE INCISED No2
    The krater-formed vase decorated with red figures between key-pattern and leaf borders, the oviform example with bifurcated bracket-handles and bacchic mask terminals, decorated in red, white and black enamels with Etruscan figures below a band of anthemion on a key-pattern band, damages and repairs
    12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm.) high; and 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm.) high (2)


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    The print source for these vases is P. F. d'Hancarville, Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honble William Hamilton, published in Naples in 1766-7. The subject of the krater vase is Hippothon, Antiochus and Clymenos, taken from the left hand side of plate 129 of volume I of the 1776 edition, used for the decoration of Wedgwood & Bentley's First Day's Vases.

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