Egyptian Black Engine Turned Round Shaped Lidded Sugar Basin Antique c 1830
A late Georgian to William IV Egyptian black or "shining black" glazed basalt stoneware round dome shaped sugar basin and cover or sucrier. The sucrier has been engine turned and has two plain "ear" handles. The high domed lid has also been engine turned and has a low button finial.
This nice quality antique decorative glazed basalt sucrier is unmarked apart from the impressed number 30 to the base. It was produced in the early 19th century around 1830 probably in Staffordshire, possibly by the likes of Cyples or Chetham and Robinson. Some collectors attribute these to Scottish potteries, such as Caledonian and Verreville.
The sucrier is in good antique condition, although one of the handles appears to have some small restoration to the tip. Please see the images.
A similar shaped teapot is illustrated in plate 1479, on page 247 of "A Directory of British Teapots" by Michael Berthoud and Richard Maskell.
Overall Height 4 inches ( 10 cm)
Diameter 4 3/8 inches ( 11.2 cm)
Length 5 5/8 inches ( 14.3cm)
Weight 331 grammes unpacked