Wedgwood Decorated Black Basalt Inkstand

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Item No. 29-5908

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This enchanting antique Wedgwood black basalt inkwell is crafted in the form of an ancient oil lamp. With a removable well and holes for storing pens and quills, it is decorated with exquisitely hand-painted enamel in a Chinese-inspired floral design. One of Josiah Wedgwood's most revolutionary creations, basalt was developed during the late 1760s. This fine-grained stoneware was suitable for casting and was used for a myriad of items, including vases, urns, and remarkable hand-painted forms such this inkwell. Marked “WEDGWOOD” on base Circa 1850 5” wide x 7 1/4” length x 2 3/4” high
Wedgwood Decorated Black Basalt Inkstand
Maker: Wedgwood
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Depth: 7.25 Inches
Length: 7
Width: 5.0 Inches
Height: 2.75 Inches
Style: Basalt

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