Small caneware urn decorated with encaustic painting, of amphora shape with black bands around the edge of the foot and stem, the main body decorated with the image of a bearded man and a woman in classical dress at an altar; the man holds a staff and a bowl and the woman a jug (Libation to Zeus?), below them is a band of classical inspiration and around the neck is a decorative band of abstract leafy elements, the reverse of the vase has a purely decorative motif of scrolling vines and anthemions, the handles and lip likewise edged in black.

Vase

Wedgwood

1790-1800