A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT LARGE TEA KETTLE AND COVER CIRCA 1790
with a high strap handle molded with anthemion, the body sprigged in relief with scenes of putti at play, above a band of engine turning, the cover similarly-engine turned with a lion knop, the interior glazed, impressed lowercase Wedgwood.
Height 8 in.
Two thirds of the handle has been broken out and restored back. The first break occurs approximately 1 inch above the spout, the second at the first indentation of the handle, the third approximately 2 1/2 inches beyond that and the last break across the second indentation.
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