Dating jasperware teapot
After several years of experiments, Wedgwood began to sell jasperware in the late 1770s, at first as small objects, but from the 1780s adding large vases.It was extremely popular, and after a few years many other potters devised their own versions.
Early Wedgwood works may be unmarked, but the presence of the correct mark is an indication that the piece is genuine and should allow you to determine its true age.Wedgwood continued to make it into the 21st century.The decoration was initially in the fashionable Neoclassical style, which was often used in the following centuries, but it could be made to suit other styles.The wares have been made into a great variety of decorative objects, but not typically as tableware or teaware.Three-dimensional figures are normally found only as part of a larger piece, and are typically in white. In the original formulation the mixture of clay and other ingredients is tinted throughout by adding dye (often described as "stained"); later the formed but unfired body was merely covered with a dyed slip, so that only the body near the surface had the colour.
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Even if you can’t afford a 19th century vintage Wedgwood everyone can easily afford versions made as late as the 1970’s – selling on auction websites for $25 or less.