= Antique 18/19th C. Wedgwood Black Basalt Tankard Mug Oak Leaves Branches RARE
Wedgwood Black Basalt Tankard Mug Oak Leaves Branches RARE. For your consideration is a very emblematic for the period and RARE black basalt vessel. A cylindrical mug / tankard, decorated with wide band of oak leaves and branches to a textured ground. Impressed mark at the bottom. Circa late 1700 - early 1800's, England. Invented in 1767, prior to the development of Wedgwood's iconic jasperware, the blue and white stoneware that has since become synonymous with the brand, black basalt was designed to mimic the inky-black luster of volcanic basalt stone. To achieve the hue, an iron-oxide rich slurry of manganese and iron-sourced from nearby coal mines-was added to a clay body and fired in a kiln at high temperatures. The pieces were completed with an inky matte finish. 3.5" diameter x 5.5" with the handle x 4.25 tall. No issues to be noted. Take a look at the other items we have for sale now. Our items are described with the best of our knowledge and ability.
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