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Vase

Vase

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1812 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black basalt and pierced

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1127-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case K, shelf 2

Physical description

Pyrophorous vase ('instant light box') of black basalt, cylindrical in shape with the top pierced with various holes and receptacles. Round the base is a band of acanthus-leaves in applied relief in red below a border of small formal roses and star-shaped flowers.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1812 (made)

Artist/maker

Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Black basalt and pierced

Marks and inscriptions

'WEDGWOOD'
Impressed

'D'
Impressed

'T'
Impressed

'Accum & Garden, London'
Chemist that approached Wedgwood for the manufacturer of pyrophorous vases.

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm, Diameter: 10.8 cm

Descriptive line

Pyrophorous vase of black basalt, cylindrical in shape, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons, England, ca. 1812.

Materials

Black basalt

Techniques

Pierced

Subjects depicted

Roses (flowers); Flowers; Acanthus

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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