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Medallion

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

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

Date:
Late 18th century

Medium:
Stoneware with relief decoration (Jasper ware)

Dimensions:
2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches (5.7 x 5.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1939-46-95

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roland L. Taylor, 1939

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Label:
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.