Wedgwood (England) Portland Blue Jasperware Vase

$ 15.00

A small Portland Blue Jasperware bud vase or pen holder from Wedgwood featuring a band of applied white trees and neoclassical figures of women in long flowing robes.  The vase measures 2 1/2" across and sits 2 1/2" high.  The bottom is marked "Wedgwood Made in England" and the condition is good.  It should be noted that this piece in its former life was used to hold pens as there are some hard to detect pen markings along the inner walls. 

Style Idea

This would make an attractive makeup brush or pen and pencil holder...

Wedgwood Jasperware

Jasper, which name means "spotted or speckled stone," is an opaque variety of chalcedony--a microcrystalline variety of the mineral quartz, and is created from various sedimentation and volcanic ash.  In the 1770s, inspired by this opaque quartz, Josiah Wedgwood created Jasperware as a type of nonporous matte and unglazed stoneware in which white pottery is stained with metallic oxide colors, notably blue, dark blue, sage green, lilac, and even black and yellow.  Sprigged decorations of applied white relief in neoclassical designs and classic Greek figures and mythology, commemorative cameos, and borders of oak leaf and acorn, leaf and berry, grapes and grapevines, and Acanthus are associated with Jasperware.