15 January 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
A WEDGWOOD CREAMWARE EPERGNE STAND,
the stand circa 1775, impressed uppercase marks,
circular with beaded rim and pendant feather-moulded border, the central stem and sweetmeat baskets lacking, together with a pearlware bowl enriched with pink-lustre and flowers, four pink-lustre leaf-shaped dishes, a bowl moulded and painted with flowers, and a Staffordshire tulip-shaped footed vase (8)
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For images of an assembled epergne from the 1774 Wedgwood shapes catalogue, its base the same model as that in the present lot, see Robin Reilly, Wedgwood, 1989, Vol. I, p. 338, fig. 436 and Wolf Mankowitz, Wedgwood, London, 1953, no. 10.
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