Wedgwood pottery – Blue Jasper WareBy
Wedgwood have made Blue Jasper pottery since the 1800s. Over its history is has changed sometimes having a solid blue colour “sprigged ” with with reliefs and at other times the blue is solid. There are also variations in the blue from a wonderful deep Royal Blue to a much paler almost baby blue. Antique pieces can be very valuable fetching several hundreds of pounds each whilst newer pieces of Wedgwood jasper can be found for less than £10.
The reliefs tend to have classical inspirations – I am in the process of cataloguing them and hope to add a list here soon. Do you havee any rare examples you could send in photos of to add here?
This Wedgwood Blue Jasper Ware comes in all sorts of forms: Vases, trays, lidded boxes, candlesticks thimbles and even table ware. Blue Jasper miniatures are especially popular with collectors.
Wedgwood has also made Jasper Ware in many other colours but the Blue endures as the most popular and the colour it is produced in today is known as “Wedgwood blue”.
When purchasing a piece of Wedgwood Jasper do take care to look beneath the pot. Not all Jasperware was made by Wedgwood and you need to see the impressed manufacturers trade mark to be sure who made it.
There is lots of Wedgwood Jasper to buy on antiquesavenue.co.uk . Here are a few examples as a preview: