There is a boldness, one might even say exuberance, in every element of Wedgwood's tall ja...
There is a boldness, one might even say exuberance, in every element of Wedgwood's tall jasperware coffee pot--from its ample proportions to its rich deep blue color. The profile is especially strong--straight sides terminate at fully developed rings at top and bottom, each set off by a deep curved recess. Both the handle and spout possess a bit of drama in their flaring shapes.
The figures of the muses that constitute the main ornamentation are large in proportion to the pot, and the relief has good depth and crisp details. The scale of the sprigged relief shows off the details of the foliage and blossom "grass" border that stretches down the side and of the "trophy" group of classical objects that hang from the base of the spout.
In short, the coffee pot--not at all a common form in jasper--fairly jumps up at you, either on a table top or on a collector's shelf.
|Date:||C. 1860's - 1890|
|Dimensions:||Height 8 7/8 in.; width7 1/4 in.; diameter (foot) 5 in.|
|Condition:||Fine; very minor irregularities at edge of lid and bottom edge of foot ring. See comment.
The spaniel finial is a good example of how a shift upward in size reveals the character o...
The spaniel finial is a good example of how a shift upward in size reveals the character of familiar Wedgwood elements. The very idea of featuring a spaniel on a lid has charm; this guy has so much personality that one is tempted to name him.
Slight irregularities are documented in the condition photos for accuracy, at the risk of making them more prominent than they are. There is a tiny nick on the edge of the lid and some tool marks left by the potter on the rim that surrounds the lid. The "in-the-making" dimple in the dip layer on the underside of the table ring is really only noticeable when the pot is tilted. None of these points affect the impact of the pot.
|Price:||$ 1750.00, Sold|