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Rosso Antico pot-pourri vase with lid - 1805-10

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

Pot-pourri vase with lid; black hieroglyph reliefs. Rosso Antico 1805-10

Pot-pourri vase with lid; black hieroglyph reliefs. Rosso Antico 1805-10

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/pot pourri
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: 1805-10
  • Body: rosso antico
  • Decoration: engine-turned
  • Accession number: 1319

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.