Speaking of out-of-the-ordinary Mother’s Day gifts, we feature a favorite from our collectibles inventory this month – genuine Jasperware jewelry from Wedgwood China. Jasperware, non-glazed porcelain featuring classical figures in bas-relief, is virtually synonymous with the Wedgwood name. Founder Josiah Wedgwood conducted thousands of experiments, seeking to develop a material that would enable him to take advantage of a rapidly growing market for reproductions in bas-relief of Greco-Roman art. Wedgwood worked on the project from 1770 to 1774, and wrote to a friend after a series of less-than-successful experiments, “I am almost crazy.” But on January 1, 1775, Wedgwood announced that he had achieved his goal, and introduced the Jasperware material into production within a few months after his New Year’s Day announcement.
Our Wedgwood Jasperware selection this month is a Cream Color on Lilac Jasperware brooch, featuring a cream-colored figure of Zephyr (the Greek god of the west wind) in bas-relief on lilac Jasperware in a rhodium setting. Be sure to order in plenty of time for Mother’s Day!
While you are ordering, be sure to look at other Wedgwood giftware pieces that are done in Jasperware colors. The Jasperware jewelry here represents a great way to start, or add to, an existing Jasperware collection. Order your Wedgwood
Cream Color on Lilac Jasperware
brooch by starting at the link below.