Wedgwood (England) Blue Jasperware Cupid as Oracle Lidded Box

$ 14.00

A small blue Jasperware lidded box with unique curved design by Wedgwood featuring the "Cupid as Oracle" vignette applied to the lid and finished with a rose border all in applied white bas relief.  The base of the box has a band of designed also applied in white relief and sepaarated by flowering shapes.  The box measures 3 1/4" wide and 2 1/8" high.  The bottom is stamped "Wedgwood Made in England" and the condition is very good.

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. 


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