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Sugar basin and cover

Sugar basin and cover

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1819-1827 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Creil pottery factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt with engine-turned decoration and moulded finial

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Rev. E. A. Downman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1819-1827 (made)


Creil pottery factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt with engine-turned decoration and moulded finial

Marks and inscriptions

'CREIL' impressed


Descriptive line

Black basalt sugar basin and cover with engine-turned decoration, made at Creil pottery factory, France, about 1819-1827

Labels and date

Gallery 128 Decant 2003

Creil showed black stonewares at exhibitions of 'Produits de l'Industrie française' between 1819 and 1827. [07/06/2004]

Production Note

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.


Ceramics; Food vessels & Tableware


Ceramics Collection

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