LL 1148

About this object

A black basalt vase with painted designs. Wedgwood described this type of painted decoration as 'encaustic' decoration. He developed this technique to imitate recently excavated ancient pottery. At the time Wedgwod was imitating the ancient pottery, it was thought to have come from Etruria. In the ancient world Etruria was in Italy. He named his new factory Etruria for this reason. However, it soon became apparent that the decorated pottery, which was so admired, actually came from Greece.
  • Date
    1780 - 1790
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Black basalt
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9006
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    311 mm x 155 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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