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Rosso antico tripod and bowl - c.1810

Rosso antico tripod and bowl, © Wedgwood Museum
    Rosso antico tripod and bowl
    © Wedgwood Museum

Tripod and bowl in the form of a sacrificial altar, with Graeco-Roman supports and black hieroglyph reliefs. Rosso antico c 1810

Tripod and bowl in the form of a sacrificial altar, with Graeco-Roman supports and black hieroglyph reliefs. Rosso antico c 1810

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/bowl
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    [Impressed on tripod]
  • Year produced: c.1810
  • Body: rosso antico
  • Accession number: 1153,1153a

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.