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Staffordshire redware teapot and cover - 1750

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

This Staffordshire redware teapot is decorated with applied white ornaments.

This Staffordshire redware teapot is decorated with applied white ornaments. Josiah Wedgwood's development of his Rosso Antico body was directly influenced by early Staffordshire redwares such as this.

  • Type of object: Teaware/teapot
  • Mark: None
  • Year produced: 1750
  • Body: Staffordshire redware
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: ornamented
  • Accession number: 11150, 11150a
  • Dimensions: 112 mm (height), 150 mm (width including handle), 115 mm (depth)

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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.