Wedgwood Black Basalt Small Pitcher Made, 18th Century, circa 1785



We are pleased to offer this late 18th century, circa 1785, Wedgwood black basalt helmet shaped pitcher.                                                                                                                                                It was made on a lathe. Rising from a round base engine turning vertical lines were cut into the basalt.                                                                                                                                                        The pitcher is further decorated with embossed classical figures of children at play,                                                                                                                                                                                       and it is enhanced by the graceful curved handle.
The inside of the pitcher is glazed.


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.