Beautiful Antique Wedgwood Blue and White Jasperware Creamer with Handle Women, Putti, Trees, Flowers, and Grape Vine Decoration
Description: This is an antique Wedgwood blue and white Jasperware creamer. The creamer, which is a darker blue than usual, is decorated with a beautiful white relief Greek mythological scene with a beautiful and very delicate raised grape and vine design above it. The main decorative design on the side of the creamer depicts what looks like Greek mythological scenes with women and nude little children or putti (Putti are work of art depicting chubby male children, usually nude and sometimes winged). There is also plants such as a tree flowers and another plant or two. Again, the scenes are in white relief over matte dark blue finish. The creamer has an applied handle with a rope like design foliate decoration at both ends. The creamer has a spout opposite the handle. The inside of the creamer has a smooth and shiny finish (as opposed to the matte finish on the outside) that is white in color and not blue as is usually the case. The piece is delicate, lighter weight and has a nice ring to tit as opposed to the usual clunky and heavier Jasperware you see around. This a nice and unusual old Wedgwood creamer in very good condition. It would make a nice addition to any collection or as a great gift for the avid collector. Please carefully view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, possibly late 19th to early 20th century.
Size: The creamer measures measure ~2 5/8" in diameter at the base, 2 1/4" at the top, it is 4 1/4" at its widest including the spout and the handle, and it is ~ 4" high. The piece weighs a little over 8 ounces.
Marks: Stamped on the bottom of the base "WEDGWOOD; R; 42; MADE IN ENGLAND".
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A nice antique piece in very good condition with beautiful coloring and subject, which would make a great addition to your Wedgwood pottery collection.
Condition: This antique creamer is in very good condition with no chips, hairlines, repairs, or crazing. It has minor soiling, some minor scratches, and what looks like a scuff mark above the head of the woman carrying a tray on her head (first two photos). The white lines that you see in the 5th and 8th photo appear to be an artifact of the photography or dirt that has been since removed since we cannot see them on the actual piece. Other than that this is a great piece and rather rare. Please see photos to appreciate the beauty and condition of this piece.