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Antique English Wedgwood & Co. Creamware Nautical-subject Shipping Bowl(87 views)
Description: Wedgwood & Co. Creamware Printed Nautical-subject Shipping Bowl, Circa 1785-1800. This is a remarkable Wedgwood & Co. creamware bowl with a printing British ship in the interior with hand colouring to flag and hull. The exterior with scenes of the Birth of Venus after Francois Boucher (now in the Wallace Collection) and of Neptune on his sea-chariot pulled by sea horses with a triton preceding him blowing on a conch. There is also a print of a man and women dancing as a fiddler plays. In the final panel there is also a printed poem within a rococo frame which reads: He haftes unto his native Shore, Where dwells fweet joy and reft His lovely Sufan's fmiles implore To crown and make him blest; Now all his tiols and dangers blesft; And Sufan's love remains; The honest Tar is bleft at laft, Her fmiles reward his pains This is the last stanza of a poem called the Dauntless Sailor. The song is found in The Columbian Songster Being a Large Collection of Fashionable Songs for Gentlemen and Ladies in a Series of Numbers, printed by Nathaniel Heaton. Mark: Impressed Wedgwood & Co.
Provenance: Jonathan Horne, London with price tag of $2,175.00 (old label on base)
Dimensions: 8 inches diameter x 3 1/4 inch height.
Literature: Reference: A Celebration of the Sea, Rina Prentice, Page 107, 167 for a Liverpool creamware bowl with the same image of Neptune and his sea-chariot. Godden in the Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks, page 662, #4104, writes, "Good quality creamwares of the 1790-1800 period occur with this impressed mark. These wares were probably made by Ralph Wedgwood & Co. at the Hill Works, Burslem, before 1796 or by Tomlinson, Foster, Wedgwood & Co. of the Ferrybridge Pottery, Yorkshire, after Ralph Wedgwood had joined this firm, having become bankrupt at Burslem. This Yorkshire partnership and their use of the WEDGWOOD & CO mark ceased about 1801".
Medium: creamware pottery
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Pieces can be picked up personally in White Plains, NY.