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Made by the Wedgwood factory, Etruria, England, 1759 - present

Made in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, Europe

c. 1790

Stoneware with relief decoration (Jasper ware)

2 x 3 1/4 inches (5.1 x 8.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Bloomfield Moore Collection, 1882

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Jasper ware is an unglazed, fine-grained stoneware perfected by the English potter Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) at the end of 1774 after years of methodical experimentation. The Jasper ware body could be colored throughout, or, as was later the case, dipped in a colored slip. The wares are distinguished by the contrasting applied relief decoration that gives them a cameo-like appearance. Although versions of Jasper ware were produced almost immediately by other factories, the very distinctive decoration has for centuries been largely associated with Wedgwood.