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The different colors are poured together, but it is not mixed, instead a stick is pulled through maybe in a figure eight and then the slip is poured in a mold.Sometimes called Black Basalt, also spelled Basaltes.The cabbage or cauliflower spout, however, is a molded detail still used by Wedgwood today.Black basalt barrel pot Bisque or biscuit porcelain is simply the pottery once it has been fired without the addition of glaze.Bisque figures and groups were popular in the United States in the 18th century and in England the Derby factory produced nice examples around 1770.


It is a hard black glass like stoneware named after the volcanic rock basalt and manufactured by Josiah Wedgwood from about 1768.

Wedgwood's black basalt pottery was an improvement on the stained earthenware known as Egyptian black made by other Staffordshire potters.


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