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A pair of Wedgwood black basaltes ‘krater’ vases, late 18th Century.

The compressed campana shaped bodies set with a pair of tall, stylised leaf scrolled, loop handles, painted in encaustic white and terracotta with, on the waisted neck, a palmette border between bands of double lines, the bulbous lower sections with bands of formal laurels, the handles with palmettes, the inner covers pierced with a concentric arrangement of different sized holes, the bases impressed Wedgwood, 17.6cm by 35.5cm.

1867 Inventory: “Dining Room… A pair of black & red Wedgewood Ware Vases with handles & perforated Covers.”

 

 

REFERENCE: CER0745

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