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Rosso Antico inkstand with black hieroglyph reliefs - c.1805

Rosso Antico inkstand with black hieroglyph reliefs, © Wedgwood Museum
    Rosso Antico inkstand with black hieroglyph reliefs
    © Wedgwood Museum

Inkstand with black hieroglyph reliefs. Rosso Antico c. 1805

Inkstand with black hieroglyph reliefs. Rosso Antico c. 1805

  • Type of object: Useful ware/ink well
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD Z
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: c.1805
  • Body: rosso antico
  • Accession number: 1327

Glossary

  • Inkwell

    Inkwell

    A vessel made to hold writing ink. Inkwells can be made of many materials, and appear in many shapes and forms.

  • Rosso antico

    Rosso antico

     

    Rosso antico (literally antique red) is a stoneware ceramic body developed by Josiah Wedgwood I during the mid-to-late 1760s.  Wedgwood took his inspiration from the traditional red colour clay ware produced in the Potteries area during the 17th and 18th century.  However, he brought it to a degree of perfection not known before and utilised in the production of many decorative as well as useful items.