A WEDGWOOD MAJOLICA 'GRAPE' PATTERN OVAL BREAD TRAY
A WEDGWOOD MAJOLICA 'GRAPE' PATTERN OVAL BREAD TRAY

DATE CODE CAH FOR 1879, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE AND D MARKS

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A WEDGWOOD MAJOLICA 'GRAPE' PATTERN OVAL BREAD TRAY
Date code CAH for 1879, impressed uppercase and D marks
Moulded as a basket with branch handles issuing grape-leaves, the center glazed in cobalt-blue, the scalloped stave-work border textured with honeycomb pattern; together with a J. Holdcroft cobalt-blue ground grape-leaf moulded compote, the shaped yellow rim moulded as vine
11½in. (29.1cm.) wide, the first (2)

Lot Essay

Cf. A Private Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 11 March 1997, lot 50, for a pair of similar baskets; Maureen Batkin, Wedgwood Ceramics 1846-1959: A New Appraisal, Richard Dennis, London, 1982, p. 35, pl. XXXVIII, no. 29; Nicholas M. Dawes, Majolica, New York, 1990, p. 101 fig. 176 and p. 186; and Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 70 for pages from the Wedgwood Advertising catalogue circa 1876 including this form
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