London, South Kensington
2 October 2003
A Mason's Ironstone Imari gilt-metal-mounted 'Neapolitan Ewer'
Oviform, the lustred handles modelled as Bacchus seated on a cornucopia and a triton with mask terminals, painted and gilt with mons between panels of birds and Oriental flowers reserved on a dark-blue ground, on gilt-metal foot, the foot pierced and adapted for electricity (some restoration)
26¾ in. (68 cm.) high
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Cf. Gaye Blake Roberts, Mason's, The First Two Hundred Years (London, 1996), p. 94, pl. 95 for a similar ewer. The form is based on an unpublished pattern book from the Wedgwood factory, in turn based on an unknown source, possibly Antique.
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