Wedgwood (England) Royal Blue Jasperware Personality Dish Featuring the Duke of Edinburgh in Profile

$ 15.00

A royal blue Jasperware dish featuring His Royal Highness Duke of Edinburgh from Wedgwood.  The Duke of Edinburgh is rendered in profile with his title in a white scroll underneath him and is accented by a white berry and leaf border in relief.  The dish measures 4 1/4" with a profile height of 1/2".  The bottom is marked "Wedgwood Made in England AE" 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.