Two-Handled Vase (Pelike)

English (Staffordshire)
about 1770
Attributed to Josiah Wedgwood & Thomas Bentley, active 1768–1780


Dimensions

Overall: 18.4 x 12.7 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm (7 1/4 x 5 x 4 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2007

Medium or Technique

Stoneware (“basalt”) with enamel (“encaustic”) and slip decoration

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware

Provenance

Before 1960, probably purchased in New York by William Jacobson (b. 1920 – d. 1967), Brooklyn, NY; 1967, by inheritance to his brother, Herman Jacobson (d. 1980), Brookline, MA; 1980, by inheritance to his son, Kenneth Jacobson, Hadley, MA; 2011, sold by Kenneth Jacobson to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Rowland Burdon-Muller Fund