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Rosso Antico sugar box and lid with japonica reliefs - c.1810

Rosso Antico sugar box and lid with japonica reliefs, © Wedgwood Museum
    Rosso Antico sugar box and lid with japonica reliefs
    © Wedgwood Museum

Sugar box and lid in low parapet shape with japonica reliefs. Rosso Antico c. 1810

Sugar box and lid in low parapet shape with japonica reliefs. Rosso Antico c. 1810

  • Type of object: Teaware/sugar bowl
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed]
  • Year produced: c.1810
  • Body: rosso antico
  • Accession number: 5043a, 5043b, 5045

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.

  • Japonaiserie

    Japonaiserie

    A term used to describe an art or design style based on an incomplete understanding of the actual culture it is imitating. Many of the ‘Japanese’ ornaments and motifs used by the Wedgwood factory bear little relationship to true Oriental styles.