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John Paul Jones

Teapot of polished basalt ware

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This crockery came from the home of John Paul Jones (1747-1792) at 19 Rue de Tournon, Paris, where he lived in relative obscurity for the final years of his life.

 

Basalt ware or "Egyptian Black" was first made commercially by English potteries in the 1760s.  It became very fashionable and large quantities of it were exported to North America.

Materials/Media:
ceramic, pottery, basaltware; metal (spout)
Dimensions:
diameter (base) 90mm, height (max) 140mm, length (max) 230mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0205.17
Digital Number:
DMCC003n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council