Wedgwood pottery is a ceramic ware originally made by the English potter Josiah Wedgwood in 1759. A new earthenware form he created in 1765 caught the eye of the British Queen consort at the time, Charlotte of Meckleburg-Streitz and she allowed him to call it “Queen’s Ware“. The pottery became wildly popular across Europe and further new earthenware forms followed including Black Basalt and Jasper Ware.
Jasper ware was developed in the 1770’s and became Wedgwood’s most popular style of stoneware. Neoclassical in style and created to look like ancient cameo glass in a matte finish, it is the one that comes to mind today as the classic representation of the Wedgwood Company. Produced in many different colors, the pale blue color developed by Josiah has come to be known as Wedgwood blue.
Roman, Greek and Egyptian ancient mythologies influenced his designs as well as, silhouettes of nobles, dignitaries and political symbols were used.
As well as earthenware plates and vessels jasperware graced everything from mirrors and lighting to architectural features like fireplace mantels, moldings and furniture.
Fine Jasper ware was highly prized and collected by wealthy English and Europeans households and is included in fine museum collections throughout the world.
Kaminski Auction is pleased to present in their March 15th auction over sixty lots of Wedgwood Jasperware from a dedicated collector. It is the perfect time to add to your collection or start one of your own. These decorative pieces would be wonderful in any room in your home !
All lots are in exceptional condition and can be viewed at www.kaminskiauctions.com. This auction takes place Sunday March 15th at 10:00 am . For more information visit our website and sign up to bid online with KaminskiLIVE.