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92/1257 Sucrier (sugar bowl and lid), 'Rosso Antico', stoneware, Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Etruria Works, Staffordshire, England, c. 1805. Click to enlarge.

Rosso Antico sugar bowl by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons

Made
This Rosso Antico (red stoneware) sucrier (sugar bowl and lid) with Black Basaltes decoration was made by Wedgwood and Sons at the Etruria Works, Staffordshire, in England, in about 1805.

While porcelain continued to play an important role in fashionable interior decoration and daily life in Europe in the 1700s, it was Josiah Wedgwood's pottery that had the greatest impact. A leading Staffordshire potter in Burslem (now Stoke-on-Trent) since 1759, Wedgwood set up his highly efficient Etruria …

Summary

Object No.

92/1257

Object Statement

Sucrier (sugar bowl and lid), 'Rosso Antico', stoneware, Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Etruria Works, Staffordshire, England, c. 1805

Physical Description

A circular sugar bowl of red earthenware which is designed in Egyptian style with lug handles and a domed cover. The bowl is decorated around the rim with a geometric band of applied black basalt stoneware. The lid is surmounted by a knop in the form of a black basalt crocodile. The rim of the lid is bordered with a frieze of applied Egyptian (and pseudo Egyptian) motifs in black basalt. They include stylised hawk's wings, the god Horus in falcon form, two crocodiles, a canopic jar and the god Horus in griffon form. Adjacent to these motif there are a scattering of hieroglyphs (some real, some invented)

Marks

Impressed under base of bowl 'WEDGWOOD'

Dimensions

Height

82 mm

Width

131 mm

Depth

110 mm

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds donated by Australian Decorative And Fine Arts Society, 1992

Acquisition Date

6 July 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

Rosso Antico sugar bowl by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 September 2021, <https://ma.as/120135>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Art & Design at the Museums Discovery Centre.