Vase

English (Staffordshire)
about 1772–75
Manufactured by Wedgwood Manufactory (Staffordshire, England)


Dimensions

Overall (h x w x d): 42.5 x 18.9 x 17.5 cm (16 3/4 x 7 7/16 x 6 7/8 in.) [note: width is maximum distance between nose of one lion's head handle to nose of other and depth is maximum diameter of vase's body] Other (Dimensions at base): 9.2 x 9.2 cm (3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.1004.1

Medium or Technique

Black stoneware (basaltware)

On View

Susan Morse Hilles Gallery (Gallery 152)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pottery

Black stoneware (basaltware) vase with tall neck, lion’s-head handles terminating in masks, bands of laurel and acanthus around the shoulder and foot, and vertical engine-turning on the body.

Markings

Incised: Wedgwood & Bentley

Provenance

Leo Kaplan Ltd., New York. About 2004, acquired on the New York art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2007, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock