We are pleased to offer this Wedgwood black basalt vase decorated with neoclassical design. Made in England circa 1840, this double handled vase is molded in an ancient Greco-Roman shape.
It features classical figures with musical instruments, and is further decorated with leaves, branches, and berries.
Ancient Greek mythology credits Apollo with the discovery of the lyre, a precursor of the harp.
Dimensions: 9.85″ tall x diameter at widest point 4.25 x diameter across the base 3.1″
Background of Wedgwood black basalt sphinxes
In the late 18th century Josiah Wedgwood created a black stoneware which he named “Black Basalt”, as it resembled Egyptian basalt stone.