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circa 1800-1815

Wedgwood (English, 1759 - present)

The black reliefs on this teapot reflect the European craze for Egyptian designs in the two decades following the 1798 invasion of Egypt by Napoleon Bonaparte (French, 1769–1821).The Wedgwood factory’s source for its Egyptian designs was Bernard Montfaucon’s 1719 publication, L’Antiquité Expliquée et Représentée en Figures, a volume of which is on view nearby.

Place object was created: Etruria, Staffordshire, England


Measurements:    height: 4.75 inches    width: 10.875 inches

Museum Purchase: Delhom Collection 1965.48.1378A-B

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH