Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner
Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner

WEDGWOOD (worked from 1759)

Antique Wedgwood Black Basalt & Rosso Antico Incense Burner

c. 1820 England

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US$2,500 usd
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An early 19th century Wedgwood Black Basalt and Rosso Antico incense burner in the neoclassical style. The black basalt body is supported by three Rosso Antico red dolphins. The upper and bottom borders each have a band of red neo-Egyptian decoration.
What makes this piece so special is the wonderful Rosso Antico pierced spiral web patterned cover (see image # 3).
Egyptian revival was popular in English decorative arts in the early nineteenth century. Egyptian motifs were applied to a wide variety of decorative objects.
Enthusiasm for the artistic style of Ancient Egypt is generally attributed to the excitement over Napoleon's conquest of Egypt and, in Britain, to Admiral Nelson's defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile in 1798. The neo-Egyptian revival inspired everything from sofas with sphinxes for legs, to tea sets painted with the pyramids.
Black Basalt was introduced by Josiah Wedgwood in 1768. By adding manganese he transformed Egyptian Black, a traditional gray/black Staffordshire stoneware into Black Basalt.
Around the same time he created a red stoneware which he named Rosso Antico.

Excellent: The cover is glued to the body to protect it from breakage.
Dimensions
Height 4.50 inch (11.43 cm)
Width 4.50 inch (11.43 cm)
Depth 4.50 inch (11.43 cm)
Medium
Black Basalt and Rosso Antico
Signed/Inscribed
Wedgwood
Bardith

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