Basalt of the Earth

Wedgewood produced its first basalt ware in 1768; it's still in production today. Some pottery in Thomas O'Brien's apartment, which was featured in this month's House and Garden, reminded me of these classic pieces in this dramatic color. These pieces are currently available on eBay.

If you are still with me, I do apologize. I'm a bit weary from the weekend. Apparently, twenty years takes its toll.