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Sugar Basin and Cover

ca. 1819-1827 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

With engine-turned vertical ribs, marked shoulder and waved edge; the finial (once formed as a sybil or widow figure) is broken and the cover is stuck down


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Bowl Body
  • Bowl Cover
Materials and Techniques
Black basalt with engine-turned decoration and moulded finial
Brief Description
Black basalt sugar basin and cover with engine-turned decoration, made at Creil pottery factory, France, about 1819-1827
Physical Description
With engine-turned vertical ribs, marked shoulder and waved edge; the finial (once formed as a sybil or widow figure) is broken and the cover is stuck down
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'CREIL' impressed
Gallery Label
Gallery 128 Decant 2003 Creil showed black stonewares at exhibitions of 'Produits de l'Industrie française' between 1819 and 1827.(07/06/2004)
Credit line
Given by the Rev. E. A. Downman
Production
Acquired as early 19th century. According to Diana Edwards Creil's basalt dates from 1812-27 (Black Basalt ..., 1994, p. 290), though she does not follow this in her captions. However, according to 'Donation Millet ....', exhibition catalogue, Sceaux 1979, Creil exhibited black stonewares between 1919 and 1827.
Collection
Accession Number
C.600&A-1919

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record createdJune 7, 2004
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