250th Anniversary of the birth of George Stubbs Sweet Dishes
Wedgwood Blue Jasperware
A pair of sweet dishes in pale blue Jasper with hand applied ornamentation in white. Each dish ornamented with a left or right facing horse study by George Stubbs.
Each dish measures 4 1/2 inches in diameter and is impressed on the underside "Wedgwood Made In England". These dishes are issued in pairs in a specially inscribed presentation box.
Inside the lid of the presentation box reads "Wedgwood - Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the birth of George Stubbs (1724–1806) - George Stubbs, who was born in Liverpool on 25th August, 1724, was associated with Josiah Wedgwood for twenty years. From 1775 Wedgwood experimented with the production of large Queen’s Ware plaques, in the role of “canvas maker” for Stubbs who painted some of his finest works on Wedgwood plaques. During his sojourn at the Etruria factory in 1780, Stubbs designed a series of horse studies, two of which are reproduced here in the traditional (and famous) pale blue and white Jasper ware".
Both sweet dishes have been previously owned but they are first quality in very good condition complete with their original presentation box and leaflet as shown.