Wedgwood “St. Louis” shaped sugar bowl with “steel” luster glaze, ca. mid/late 1800s.

The Wedgwood Factory experimented with a wide variety of glazes to include this metallic lustre applied over jasper / bas relief. The recipe for this ‘steel’ lustre, which varied, was primarily comprised of platinum and silver, with tin and copper and sometimes other ingredients. The first use was in 1816, with limited objects made on and off throughout the 19th century.

 

4″ w.  x 3″ h.

Price: $350

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