Wedgwood (England) Blue Jasperware Winston Churchill 2" Cigarette Lighter Base with No Element Repurposed as a Trinket Bowl

$ 15.00

This is a Wedgwood Blue Jasperware base with white cameo overlay bust of Winston Churchill on both sides.  Originally, there was a Varaflame type lighter mounted to the top (not included).  The base is impressed with Wedgwood Made in England and the model number.  The condition is good but could use a good cleaning.

This would make a great toothpick holder on a bar car next to a bowl of olives...

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.