Posted 4 years ago
This well used example of Wedgwood's Rosso Antico dates to the Georgian era, probably the late 18th century, based upon the only marking being simply the early style "WEDGWOOD". It features black designs upon a terra cotta body and is a fine exemplar of the Etruscan Revival movement in art. In addition to the rococo swirls, feathers and rosettes, there is a Medusa head adorning each end. It is about 12" long by 3" wide. It saw a very active life as a working object and bears a few small chips that it picked up along the way. If one examines it closely, how it was used becomes readily evident, so let's play a game and declare whomever comes up with the correct answer first becomes the winner of 100 days of good karma!