12 juillet 2011

Wedgwood Black Basalt Basket Tea Pot. Circa 1780 .

Wedgwood Black Basalt Basket Tea Pot. Circa 1780 .Photo MS Rau Antiques 7" wide x 4 1/8" high. Stamped "WEDGWOOD" over impressed ', and I marks. Price: $2,450 This excellent antique Wedgwood teapot is crafted of black basalt, long recognized as one of the firm's finest creations. Crafted in the popular round form with a parapet lip and an articulated sibyl finial, this exceptional pot displays a rare, engine-turned basket weave design on the body, spout and handle. This teapot is a study in timeless design and exhibits... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 2011

Pair of Wedgwood Neoclassical Style Black Basaltes Figural Wine and Water Ewers. Date cipher for 1884

Pair of Wedgwood Neoclassical Style Black Basaltes Figural Wine and Water Ewers. Date cipher for 1884. Photo Doyle New York Comprising a merman and a satyr representing Neptune and Bacchus, respectively, each seated on the shoulder and clinging to a dolphin mask or a ram's head, on a square base. Height 16 inches. each figure appears to have been partially ground down in the area of the top of the forehead; no other apparent chips, losses, hairlines, etc.; each is stamped on the underside: WEDGWOOD above an upper case letter "M"... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2010

A pair of Wedgwood black basalt griffin candlesticks. Late 18th/early19th century

A pair of Wedgwood black basalt griffin candlesticks. Late 18th-early19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's each supporting a metal candle nozzle and modelled with its wings upraised seated on its haunches on a rectangular base.; height 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm) - Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,250 USD PROVENANCE: Sold, Christie's, London, February 10, 1986, lot 128 NOTE: The model for these griffins is from William Chamber's drawing printed in the 1791 third edtion of his Treatise on Civil Architecture. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2010

An important collection of 24 Wedgwood and Bentley basalt portrait medallions Circa 1775.

An important collection of 24 Wedgwood and Bentley basalt portrait medallions  Circa 1775. photo M.S.Rau Antiques. featuring the Kings of England, all set in a lovely frame. The first basalt portrait medallions appeared around 1771, introduced as a novel and less expensive way to create portraits of royals and wealthy patrons. 22" wide x 18" high. Price: $12,500 These early depictions proved so popular, Wedgwood began creating magnificent series of popes, philosophers, writers, saints and, of... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2009

250th Anniversary of Wedgwood @ National Gallery of Victoria

MELBOURNE, AU - From September 2009, the National Gallery of Victoria will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Wedgwood. Featuring over 70 works drawn from the NGV’s internationally acclaimed Wedgwood holdings, the display will pay tribute to one of the most famous designers of decorative arts, a leading figure in the rise of neo-classical taste in the 18th century.  In 1759 Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795) established his first pottery studio in Burslem, Staffordshire. During the eighteenth century the factory’s success grew... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2009

From a Neoclassical vase and about 18th century Wedgwood black basalt

18th century Wedgwood black basalt neoclassical vase. England. circa 1775 Elegant 18th century Wedgwood neoclassical black basalt vase. Signed, with impressed 'Wedgwood' mark. Jubilee exhibition label. height: 22.86 cm (9 in.) width/length: 10.16 cm (4 3/4) Price $1,600 Provenance: The Zeitlin Collection. Note: Black basalt was a form of stoneware developed by Josiah Wedgwood in 18th century England. The name derives from the color black and the prevailng taste for Grand Tour, neoclassical objets and art. Andrew... [Lire la suite]