Pair of Wedgwood Black Basalt Urns Neoclassical Decoration


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A pair of mid 19th century Wedgwood Black Basalt campana shape urns with neoclassical decoration of figures and a design of anthemion and palmette leaves.The urns have simple upturned loop handles. The figures excellently carved in bas-relief represent a Dionysiac ceremony. The group is elegant and graceful. The motif and forms derive from the Borghese Vase which is now in the Salle des Caryatides of the Louvre.

The bottom of each vase is marked “Wedgwood.”


H 12 in. x Dm 10.5 in. at the widest point





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