Start Dating jasperware teapot

Dating jasperware teapot

As such, European pottery firms began to manufacture teapots and tea sets in large quantities to meet the growing demand for this newly fashionable brew.

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The surface of the pot (unfired) is then moistened and the sprigs carefully applied.

(May 2012: you can see a lovely little film on this process at Wedgwood).

This would then be sprigged in a contrasting colour.

The raised decoration on this stoneware is in the form of sprigs which are little ornamental motifs made from clay.

It was produced from about 1890-1910 when the usual combination of colours was green clay added onto brown, dark blue onto grey and medium blue onto buff coloured clay.

During this period it often has a backstamp featuring a little boat, known as Frank's Boat Mark (we don't know who Frank was! The style of wares was produced again from the late 1920s to about 1938 when only the blue ground was reintroduced.

During the Spode early period (c1770-1833) many colours were made including white on blue, blue on white, blue on drab, blue on brown, black on red, pale browns and very dark brown (almost black) sprigged in white and white on black.