Lot 252
Wedgwood Limited Edition Homeric Vase
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
#12 of 50, after the 18th century original amassed by Sir William Hamilton In 1786 Wedgwood presented a copy to the British Museum. Also known as The Pegasus Vase, this example is produced in black basalt with bas relief figures depicting the Apotheosis of Homer, as well as featuring a Pegasus finial, Medusa mask handles, and anthemion design to the pedestal, raised on a square plinth. Marked in gilt on the underside and dated 1996.

12 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

Private Collection of Limited Edition & Prestige Wedgwood China

The Apotheosis of Homer is a common scene in classical and neo-classic art, showing the poet Homer's apotheosis or elevation to divine status.

News, not displayed, in original box (11 x 10 3/4 x 17 in.) with wrappings and certificate.