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Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
English

Dessert dishes

ca. 1780

Creamware with transfer print and enamels

8 1/2 in. Dm x 1/2 in. H (21.4 cm Dm x 1.2 cm H)

$2,300.00

Sir William Hamilton’s Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman antiquities, published in 1766 by Pierre d’Hancarville, was a landmark publication in English design. It intended to disseminate the Antique style through its engravings of Attic pottery. The catalog’s faithful reproductions of Classical vases led British designers, including Josiah Wedgwood, to adapt or even copy the ancient art for modern life. These dessert dishes, fine and early examples of Wedgwood creamware, reflect the major influence of Hamilton’s catalog on English Neoclassicism. Each central scene was taken directly from the catalog.

Sir William Hamilton’s Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman antiquities, published in 1766 by Pierre d’Hancarville, was a landmark publication in English design. It intended to disseminate the Antique style through its engravings of Attic pottery. The catalog’s faithful reproductions of Classical vases led British designers, including Josiah Wedgwood, to adapt or even copy the ancient art for modern life. These dessert dishes, fine and early examples of Wedgwood creamware, reflect the major influence of Hamilton’s catalog on English Neoclassicism. Each central scene was taken directly from the catalog.

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Condition

Very good. Some flaking of border decoration throughout. One dish with rim chip measuring 0.9 cm. In-painting of some decorative elements encircling central design.

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References

Gardiner Museum, G08.2.18

Wedgwood Museum, 10136

Winterthur Museum, 2005.0039

Provenance

The Grice Collection

Very good. Some flaking of border decoration throughout. One dish with rim chip measuring 0.9 cm. In-painting of some decorative elements encircling central design.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Gardiner Museum, G08.2.18

Wedgwood Museum, 10136

Winterthur Museum, 2005.0039

The Grice Collection

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $100.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

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All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

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