A fine and unusual Wedgewood Jasperware biscuit jar. #1673 shape, which has an Indian feel, especially combined with the complex domed form of the silver-plate lid on this example.
It's a dipware piece with a body of solid white. The dip is a beautiful sky blue color, which I've never seen on a piece of Wedgwood before. It's much lighter than the usual light blue produced in the 19th century, and I suspect it's a special order (the last picture shows the piece with a piece of vintage light blue dip and a piece of modern, solid-body light blue ware). It's decorated with white relief of acanthus leaves on the base and four large scenes on the sides.
It's 10.75" tall overall, 5.75" tall to the top of the jar and 5.375" in diameter at the widest point.
Condition: some soiling to the Jasper, with a 0.25" long scratch to the dip on one side, Otherwise fine.
Mark: "WEDGWOOD O", which dates the piece to before 1890. Regular Jasper production was restarted in about 1860, so this piece was made between those two dates.
Metal parts are marked EPNS one the rim.
Item ID: 3542