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Lot 1020Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Majolica Aesthetic Movement Cobalt-Blue Ground 'Bird and Fan' Garden Seat
Indistinct date code A-O for 1860
Impressed uppercase mark and various cyphers, black painted pattern no. M2858 and 1
Of barrel form, the top as a yellow tasseled tufted seat cushion, the side molded with fans and songbirds perched on flowering prunus branches, the circular foot as coiled rope. Height 16 1/2 inches.

Literature:
Majolica International Society, Karmason Library, no. KL001602.
Susan Weber et al., Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850-1915, fig. 14.24.

Exhibited:
Graham Lecture Series, Bard Graduate Center, New York, Gaye Blake Roberts, 'Wedgwood Majolica A Response to Fashion', May 2013.


C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection

Sold for $2,835
Estimate $2,000-3,000

overall good condition; the surface of the cushion has been sprayed, likely to disguise surface scratches; a few light abrasions to the high points; one small ding to the glaze on the exterior - associated star hairlines on the interior; interior beneath the cushion appears to be in good condition; surface abrasions to the foot rim, commensurate with use; examined under black light


Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact and Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Please contact the specialist department to request further information or additional images that may be available.





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