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Black Basalt : Wedgwood and Contemporary Manufacturers - EDWARDS DIANA

Black Basalt

Wedgwood and Contemporary Manufacturers

Hardcover Published: 4th January 1996
ISBN: 9781851491612
Number Of Pages: 370

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This, the first book in English on black basalt for over eighty years, reflects an increasing interest in and demand for these unusual black wares. The prominence of Josiah Wedgwood as a developer of this material ensured his factory was the market leader when basalt was at its most fashionable, towards the latter part of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, but many other factories produced what appear to be almost identical products. Hitherto there has been no definitive catalogue or means of identification but Diana Edwards' research has gone a long way to make what distinctions are feasible. Over 170 other factories are noted as makers of black basalt, and the author gives much new information on their histories and products. She also examines the historical antecedents of English black basalt and discusses unmarked and unidentified wares and Continental and foreign blackware manufacturers. The twenty-four colour and 501 black and white illustrations (many of which have never before been published) provide an invaluable guide to the identification of wares from different factories and ensure that this will be the standard reference for many years to come.

ISBN: 9781851491612
ISBN-10: 1851491619
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 4th January 1996
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 22.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.66

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