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Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase
Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase
Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase
Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase
Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase
Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase
Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase
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Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase

  • This black basalt urn hails from the renowned and beloved Wedgwood firm
  • Josiah Wedgwood developed black basalt in the 1760s, achieving the rich, lustrous dark color
  • The urn features neoclassical scenes in low relief, along with ornamental motifs
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$19,850
Item No. 31-4248

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Description
A remarkable example of Josiah Wedgwood's legendary ceramic art, the importance and rarity of this urn vase simply cannot be overstated. Black basalt refers to the fine-grained stoneware developed by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1760s that was inspired by the hard, natural stone known as Egyptian basalt. Wedgwood achieved the rich, lustrous dark color by combining manganese and an iron-rich oxide slurry called carr. This provided additional strength and solidity but also made it more. . .
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A remarkable example of Josiah Wedgwood's legendary ceramic art, the importance and rarity of this urn vase simply cannot be overstated. Black basalt refers to the fine-grained stoneware developed by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1760s that was inspired by the hard, natural stone known as Egyptian basalt. Wedgwood achieved the rich, lustrous dark color by combining manganese and an iron-rich oxide slurry called carr. This provided additional strength and solidity but also made it more challenging to work with. Today, the wares crafted of this beautiful material are highly desirable and sought by collectors. The sleek and graceful design is a testament to Wedgwood's artistry and skill as a potter and ceramicist.

Bearing a two-handled shape recalling Classical pottery, Neoclassical scenes of maidens outfitted in togas alongside swags of flowers and stiff leaves applied in ornamental relief decorate this refined vase.

19th century

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22" high x 11 1/4" wide x 11 1/4" deep

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Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase
Maker: Wedgwood
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Vases/Urns
Depth: 11.25 Inches
Width: 11.25 Inches
Height: 22.0 Inches
Style: Basalt
Wedgwood Black Basalt Two-Handled Vase
Wedgwood: A Collector's Guide to English Ceramic Treasures

“Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance, nor can they ever, in any material, be made at small expense.” – Josiah Wedgwood   In a career that lasted more than 40...

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