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Rosso Antico pot-pourri pot with lid - c.1813

Rosso Antico pot-pourri pot with lid, © Wedgwood Museum
    Rosso Antico pot-pourri pot with lid
    © Wedgwood Museum

Rosso Antico pot-pourri pot with lid. Printed and enamelled oriental flowers and 'Feng Huang' (Phoenix) motifs. Rosso Antico c.1813

Rosso Antico pot-pourri pot with lid. Printed and enamelled oriental flowers and 'Feng Huang' (Phoenix) motifs. Rosso Antico c.1813

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/pot pourri
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: c.1813
  • Body: rosso antico
  • Decoration: hand-enamelled
  • Accession number: 5335

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Glossary

  • 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.

  • Enamel colours

    Enamel colours

    Colours derived from metallic oxides that are usually hand-applied onto the glaze. These are then fired to ‘fix’ the colours to the ware.

  • Feng-Huang

    Feng-Huang

    A decorative motif featuring a fantastic bird. The same bird in Japanese is termed a ho-ho.