[EG72] A rare antique Wedgwood Portland blue dip jasperware tobacco jar and cover bearing unusual smoking related sprigs, perhaps with a humerous sociopolitical message? Each side is sprigged with a gentleman smoking, separated by a tobacco plant. The man to one side reclines in his chair, looking very relaxed, the smoke he exhales morphing into winged cupids frolicking in the smoke cloud, with doves. To the other side, the pipe smoker appears less relaxed, gripping his chair with one hand. I don't know if this is a political-type comment or not, one man being relaxed and having peaceful thoughts, the other being stressed, worrying about his investments.The cover also combines as a match holder with ribbed striking panels. It bears amusing sprigs of a boy smoking a pipe to one side and to the other, the same boy looking a little ill after his experience! All very humerous and unusual. 5.25"/13.1cm diameter x 5.75"/14.7cm tall.
Impressed WEDGWOOD ENGLAND with a small "u" and what appears to be the date "1891". It is in very good display condition. I believe that the jasper surface to the reclining smoker figure has some professional surface restoration (slight creamy tint). Similarly there are possibly two small restored chips under the cover edge. Both pieces have been washed and nothing fell off!
There is some faint discolouration to the white stoneware body and crazing to the glazed interior. There is the odd tiny firing crack/flaw and the odd tiny flake inside the top rim (some shown), one to the base rim (shown) and one under the cover rim. There is a small discoloured line to the base edge, probably from manufacture (6 o'clock in base image). In all a very presentable and rare piece.If paying by cheque, please advise and send within 7 days. I post worldwide - including to New Zealand. Please contact me before returning an item. Please view my feedback for peace of mind.
The item "Rare WEDGWOOD Portland Blue Dip Jasperware TOBACCO JAR Smokers Cherubs 1891" is in sale since Friday, June 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Date-Lined Ceramics\c. The seller is "daveie" and is located in Leicestershire. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.