Wedgwood made this lovely Rosso Antico pitcher circa 1850. It is decorated with enameled Chinese style peony flowers. When he created this design circa 1810, Josia Wedgwood II realized the beauty in the contrast of shiny raised enamels against the matte surface of the Rosso Antico stoneware. This “Chinese Flowers” pattern was sought after from the time it was first created through the 19th century.
The bottom of the pitcher has an impressed Wedgwood mark.
H 6.75 in. x W 4.75 in. x D 5.25 in.
With a paper sticker from the Polikoff Collection #252.
Rosso Antico is an unglazed, dry-body red stoneware created by Josiah Wedgwood between 1765 and 1770. Wedgwood began decorating this red stoneware with enameled flowers after Josiah Wedgwood II introduced this peony pattern circa 1810.