Description from Wedgwood USA
Black Basalt Prestige Giftware
Josiah Wedgwood named the black earthenware body that he created, Black Basalt, as it resembled Egyptian basalt: a very hard, black natural stone used for sculpture.
The Black Basalt Tea Set shown here is based on classical 18th century Queensware shapes and is considered a Wedgwood design classic.
Prices range from $100.00 to $350.00