Jasper Ware - (Ceramics Pottery)

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Jasper Ware - (Ceramics, Pottery) Fine stoneware made by Wedgwood, after experiments, from 1774-5. It contained a substance never before used by a potter, namely barium sulphate. The body was slightly translucent and Wedgwood was able to stain it throughout, first with blue and then with shades of green and then other colors, notably black. Cameos, medallions and plaques were the main products, but vases were also manufactured. 'Jasper dip' was different from 'Jasper solid' in that the body was colored on the surface only by dipping; this dipped ware is less esteemed.


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