A marked Wedgwood Creamware Egg Stand with 6 matching egg cups and an applied sauce or salt dish, c. 1790. The stand includes 6 “Open-work” Egg Cup Holders in addition to the central oval pedestal dish (note that the molded decoration on the central pedestal dish matches the open-work of the egg cup holders!). The 6 egg cups may well be original to the stand because they fit perfectly into the holders and they are the same color white pottery as the rest of the stand. The impressed “Wedgwood” mark on the bottom of the stand is faint, but visible (not sure how it will photograph), and all pieces are marked in red with a collection number.
The Tray is approximately 11” x 6 ¼” and height to the top of the central pedestal dish is about 3” (the pedestal dish is 3 ½” x 1 ¾”. Each egg cup is 2 1/8” tall and 1 ¾” in diameter at the top.
The entire piece is in very fine (or better) condition, especially for something this delicate that was probably used on a regular basis. The 6 egg cups are without problems. There are no chips, cracks or lines in the stand and the egg cup holders, etc. The top edge of the pedestal dish shows 3 areas of restoration – 2 appear to be chips and one appears to be edge roughness. 5 of the 6 egg cup holders are undamaged and the 6th may have some restoration but since it is very good restoration, it is hard to tell. A rare and unusual piece of English Creamware; I have only seen one other in this form.
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