Wedgwood Black Basalt Vase with Classical Figures Made in England, circa 1840



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″
Condition: Excellent
Price: $875
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.