This pair of late 18th century Wedgwood pearl-glazed creamware vases is a powerful and beautiful example of Wedgwood’s skill and artistry.
The vases feature three types of workmanship. Around the top edge, we see engine-turned, checkerboard rouletted decoration. Below that are sprigged swags which were applied on a field of brown slip. Finally, rising from the foot are engine-turned vertical columns.
Both the engine turned columns and the checkerboard roulette decoration are typical of mochaware, which is why an identical example is found in Jonathan Rickard’s book on this subject.
Both vases have an impressed Wedgwood mark on the bottom.
H 7 in. x Dm 4.75 in.
Excellent, with a few tiny original firing marks.
For an identical example of these 18th century vases, see Mocha and Related Dipped Wares by Jonathan Rickard, page 159 figure 265.