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jasper ware,

kind of WedgwoodWedgwood, Josiah,
1730–95, English potter, descendant of a family of Staffordshire potters and perhaps the greatest of all potters. At the age of nine he went to work at the plant owned by his brother Thomas in Burslem, and in 1751, with a partner, he started in business.
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 pottery in green, blue, lilac, and other colors, with characteristic Greek reliefs and designs.
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The blue and white jasper ware we buy today (a purchase which can cost several hundreds of pounds if you head for the top of the market) was only developed after four years of ceaseless trials at a time when technology - as far as ceramics was concerned - was in its infancy.
Designs for the marvellous bowls, teapots, jelly moulds, garnitures, for the chimney piece, and so on, were in white bas-relief and set upon green or blue jasper ware looked back to the classical period which in Wedgwood's day was revealing itself in Rome, as archaeologists uncovered the past.
After many experiments, Josiah Wedgwood perfected the Jasper Ware body in 1775.
Eighteenth century Jasper Ware is highly regarded and consequently expensive.
We still make Jasper ware, which was made in the 18th century.
However, during the 19th century Wedgwood lacked the energy provided by its founder Josiah I, and its wares became for the most part derivative, concentrating almost exclusively on production of its traditional basalt and jasper wares.