Dating jasperware wedgwood
WEDGWOOD CAMEOS - WEDGWOOD CAMEO RINGS CAN BE SIZED TO FIT YOUR FINGER FOR A SMALL FEE - Wedgwood cameos were created by a potter named Josia Wedgwood in the 1700s.
After 1781 few unmarked pieces can be correctly attributed to Wedgwood Josiah started marking his wares about 1759 with impressions made with printers movable type.
The result of several thousand individual experiments, over a period of years, was Jasper.
The composition of Jasper was a closely guarded secret at the time, but is now known to have contained barium sulphate, resulting in a white stoneware body with a matte finish, which was easily tinted with the addition of metal oxides.
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