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  • Pair Wedgwood Black Basalt Urn Neoclassical Made in England Circa 1840

    $6,500.00

    In the late 18th-century, Josiah Wedgwood and his partner Bentley designed the model for this pair of mid-9th century black basalt urns. This Wedgwood pair was made circa 1840.

    The exquisite designs were inspired by original antiquities from vases in the collections amassed by 18th-century English collectors. The urns are decorated with neoclassical scenes of figures in oval medallions. The urns are decorated with garlands of laurel and four medallions depicting: Night, Day, The Dipping of Achilles, and Hope and Plenty. They are further embellished with floral festoons and rams head handles.

    Dimensions: diameter: 7.5″ x 3.75″ across the base x 14″  tall

    Condition: Excellent

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