Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style

Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt Jar with Native American Style

c. 1890 England

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US$1,800 usd
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This antique Wedgwood Black Basalt jar was thrown on a wheel. Rising from a small foot it has bands of both straight and curved incised lines. The combination is sophisticated and understated, yet eye catching. Our vase was made in the Arts & Crafts Period, during the last quarter the 19th century.
It is likely that the inspiration for the style of this Wedgwood jar was barro negro pottery ("black clay") which is a style of Mexican Native American pottery from Oaxaca, Mexico which is distinguished by its gray/black color. The origins of Oaxaca barro negro pottery extend over centuries, with examples of it found at archeological sites, fashioned mostly into jars and other utilitarian items.
Dimensions: 8.5 inches tall x 6.5 inches diameter at the mouth and 3.75 inches diameter at the foot
Condition: Excellent
Price: $1800.
Background
Wedgwood Black Basalt stoneware was created and first produced by Josiah Wedgwood in 1768. Writing to his partner, Thomas Bentley in 1774 Wedgwood states "The Black is sterling and will last forever." Wedgwood's Black Basalt has been popular ever since. The Wedgwood Commonplace book of 1789 records a formula for making Black Basalt:
"20 Blue ball clay
5 cacined carr
one and a half calcined manganese
These to be measured in the slip"

 
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 8.50 inch (21.59 cm)
Diameter 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
Medium
Black Basalt Stoneware
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Wedgwood
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