Lot 243
Wedgwood Limited Edition of the Portland Vase
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
#6 of 21, black basalt with applied cameo elements in a classical scene of the myth of Peleus and Thetis, decorated even to the underside of the vase. Minute impressed stamp to the exterior rim "Wedgwood Made in England".(Peleus and Thetis were the parents of the Homer's heroic Achilles).

10 1/2 x 7 in.

Private Collection of Limited Edition & Prestige Wedgwood China

Josiah Wedgwood spoke that the greatest challenge of his life was reproducing the first century AD cameo glass vase. Forty original copies were made at that time and in 1995 Wedgwood produced this Limited Edition of 21.

New, not displayed; scattered pin prick dark spots, which are original to the glaze;
with original metal and foam lined locking case (13 x 15 1/4 x 14 in.), with certificate.