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A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT PART TEA-SERVICE
A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT PART TEA-SERVICE

FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED UPPER CASE MARKS

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A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT PART TEA-SERVICE
FIRST QUARTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED UPPER CASE MARKS
In the Egyptian taste, applied with rosso antico bands of mixed hieroglyphs above bands of Egyptian fret with Sphinx and crocodile finials, comprising; a teapot, cover and stand, a sugar-box and cover and a milk-jug
The teapot 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high
Provenance
By repute, given as a gift by a member of the Wedgwood family in the early 19th century, and thence by descent.
Anonymous sale; Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, Exeter, 24 January 2017, lot 668.

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Lot Essay

The Egyptian hieroglyph band was apparently adapted from Piranesi's Diverse Maniere d'adornare i Cammini, Rome, 1769, see Robin Reilly, Wedgwood: Vol. II, New York, 1989, p. 489.

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