Posts Tagged ‘jasperware’

Classical jasperware teapot, c.1840

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The body of this small unglazed stoneware teapot is made of pale blue jasper (comprised of 59% barium sulphate, 29% clay, 10% flint, 2% barium carbonate) and is decorated with an applied white relief jasper classical scene decoration. It was made in Staffordshire, England around 1830-1850.

Teapot stands 4″ tall. The lid has a skep shaped knob.

The replaced metal handle is fastened to the body using metal bands that wrap around the top collar and bottom of the teapot. Although this method of repair is more unsightly than two small bolts holding a new handle to the body, it is less likely to leak.

Bottom is marked only with the number “43” incised in an applied relief seal. The remains of an earlier putty repair are also evident.

Dudson jasperware jug, c.1870

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

A large jasperware water jug with sprigged decoration, made by potter Richard Dudson in Stoke-on-Trent, England in the mid-nineteenth century. Jug stands 7-3/4″ tall.

Dudson ceramics pieces are often mistaken for the work of rival potter Josiah Wedgwood, which are similar in form, decoration and color.

The broken handle was replaced over one hundred years ago by a massive pewter handle & support straps, masking much of the sprigged cherubs decoration.

This jug with similar form and decoration shows what the original handle on my jug would have looked like.

jasperware jug

Photo courtesy of eBay