18 May 1999
A pair of Wedgwood creamware simulated mottled-stone-ground creamware two-handled vases
Third quarter of the 19th Century, impressed upper-case Wedgwood marks
With beaded rims and slender necks moulded with gilt down-turned acanthus leaf ornament, the shoulders with continuous bands of berried laurel leaves, the scroll handles with paterae terminals and entwined with gilt cisel serpents, the lower parts with up-turned stiff-leaf ornament, the flared feet on square simulated black basalt plinths applied with gilt anthemion (one with section of a snake restuck, slight damage to foot and minute chip to a laurel leaf at shoulder, slight wear to gilding)
14 in. (37.5 cm.) high (2)
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Cf. Robin Reilly, The Dictionary of Wedgwood (1989) Vol. I, p. 363, pl. 480 for an unmarked Wedgwood & Bentley vase with similar surface treatment and p. 352, pl. 453 and Vol. II, col. pl. C.15 for the form.
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