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Pair of Jardinieres

1805-1810

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons (English)

Red stoneware (‘rosso antico’ ware) with applied relief decoration in black basalt

5 1/2 in. Dm x 6 3/4 in. H (13.9 cm Dm x 17.8 cm H)

$4,000.00

Developed by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1760s, rosso antico (‘antique red’) referenced the traditional red clay wares produced in Staffordshire during the 17th and 18th century as well as the even more ancient pottery concurrently excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Although rosso antico wares initially exhibited Classical designs, the factory quickly pivoted to the Egyptian style in the early 19th century during the height of Egyptomania brought about through Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign. This pair of jardinieres exhibits a fine basket weave pattern, accomplished through engine turning. Wedgwood perfected this technology on his rosso antico wares before going on to use it on a wide variety of other wares, such as black basalt and canewares.

Developed by Josiah Wedgwood in the 1760s, rosso antico (‘antique red’) referenced the traditional red clay wares produced in Staffordshire during the 17th and 18th century as well as the even more ancient pottery concurrently excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Although rosso antico wares initially exhibited Classical designs, the factory quickly pivoted to the Egyptian style in the early 19th century during the height of Egyptomania brought about through Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign. This pair of jardinieres exhibits a fine basket weave pattern, accomplished through engine turning. Wedgwood perfected this technology on his rosso antico wares before going on to use it on a wide variety of other wares, such as black basalt and canewares.

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Condition

Excellent. Segment of lack rope-twist band on back missing, measuring 0.7 cm.

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References

Wedgwood Museum, 1319

Excellent. Segment of lack rope-twist band on back missing, measuring 0.7 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Wedgwood Museum, 1319

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $150.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

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All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

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