We are pleased to offer this late 18th century, circa 1785, Wedgwood black basalt helmet shaped pitcher. Made on a lathe with engine turning vertical lines rising from a round base. The pitcher is further decorated with embossed classical figures of children at play. It is enhanced by the graceful curved handle.
The inside of the pitcher is glazed.
Dimensions: 4.75″ deep x 2.75″ across x 5″ tall
Background of Wedgwood black basalt:
In the late 18th century Josiah Wedgwood created a black stoneware which he named “Black Basalt”, as it resembled Egyptian basalt stone.