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Staffordshire redware teapot and cover - 1755

Staffordshire redware teapot, © Wedgwood Museum
    Staffordshire redware teapot
    © Wedgwood Museum

This Staffordshire redware teapot has an agate appearance. It was made from a mixture of reddish-brown and black clays.

This Staffordshire redware teapot has an agate appearance. It was made from a mixture of reddish-brown and black clays. Staffordshire redwares directly influenced Josiah Wedgwood's development of the rosso antico body.

  • Type of object: Teaware/teapot
  • Mark: None
  • Year produced: 1755
  • Body: Staffordshire redware
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 4811, 4811a
  • Dimensions: 105 mm (height), 140 mm (length), 85 mm (diameter)

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  • 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.