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The partnership of Wedgwood and Bentley created some of the most inventive and celebrated pottery of the late 18th century. They were the unrivalled potters of neoclassicism. Designs were heavily influenced by and copied from well-known sources, but only the best aspects of the style selected. Black basalt was one of the most expensive bodies created by Wedgwood in around 1768, inspired by Etruscan wares being recovered in Italy.