Pair of 1775 Wedgwood Porphyry Vases or are they Ostrich Eggcups

This pair of 1775 vases made by Wedgwood or Wedgwood and Bentley is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks or loss of any description.

They bear the impressed Wedgwood name as well as the circular mark which was used in the 1770’s.

The vases are decorated with Neo-classical motifs and the detail is sharp and pretty.

The bodies have the faux porphyry decoration achieved through the use of manganese.
Most of the vases by Wedgwood of this era would have had a lid or handles of some description. These have no rim for a lid’s accommodation. You get the feeling that they are very large eggcups. They measure 5 and ½ inches tall and are 4 and ¼ inches in diameter across the top.

They would look excellent as ostrich egg holders and perhaps that was their intended use.

Please contact us if you require more pictures or if you have any questions.


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1775 Wedgwood Vases or are they Ostrich Eggcups
This pair of 1775 vases made by Wedgwood or Wedgwood and Bentley is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks or loss of any description.
They bear the impressed Wedgwood name as well as the circular mark which was used in the 1770’s.
The vases are decorated with Neo-classical motifs and the detail is sharp and pretty.
The bodies have the faux porphyry decoration achieved through the use of manganese.
Most of the vases by Wedgwood of this era would have had a lid or handles of some description. These have no rim for a lid’s accommodation. You get the feeling that they are very large eggcups. They measure 5 and ½ inches tall and are 4 and ¼ inches in diameter across the top. They would look excellent as ostrich egg holders and perhaps that was their intended use.
Please contact us if you require more pictures or if you have any questions.
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