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Black stoneware (basaltware) vase with tall neck, lion's-head handles terminating in masks, bands of laurel and acanthus around the shoulder and foot, and vertical engine-turning on the body.


Incised: Wedgwood & Bentley


About 2004, acquired on the New York art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2007, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 23, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock

English (Staffordshire), About 1772–75


Overall (h x w x d): 42.5 x 20.3 x 17.8 cm (16 3/4 x 8 x 7 in.) [note: width is maximum distance between nose of one lion's head handle to nose of other and depth is maximum diameter of vase's body] Other (Dimensions at base): 9.4 x 9.5 cm (3 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black stoneware (basaltware)




Ceramics, Pottery