Two drabware items from Wedgwood across the early 19th century. Each of these pieces speaks of a resolvedly classical influence as Wedgwood looked to the storied “etruscan” vessels fashionable in private collections for pattern & design. The drabware vase & candlestick are particularly rare examples, the ware only sparingly utilised by the company before being dropped at around 1860 — and now highly sought after for its uniquely earthy and neutral tone, produced through the use of Cornish clay with flint and nickel and made popular again by a contemporary revival from 1970 onward. Here the duo is delicately decorated with applied relief in lilac acanthus and white bellflowers. Provenance: Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to benefit the acquisition fund.