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A First Days Vase

Maker:  Maker Unknown


A First Days Vase, a black basalt encaustic decorated two- handled vase, with loop handles to the shoulder, decorated in iron red, on one side with classical figures and the inscription, Artes Etruriae Renascuntur; and on the other with the inscription JUNE XIII. M.DCC.LXIX./One of the first Days Production/at/Etruria in Staffordshire/by/Wedgwood and Bentley, the cover with anthemion border, unmarked. (Knob restuck, foot repaired.) 25 cms high. (NOTE: This is one of six vases thrown on the wheel by Josiah Wedgwood I while the wheel was turned by his partner Thomas Bentley.)

ID:  9237



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