Wedg­wood Jasper­ware

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de­signer Josiah wedg­wood, 1774. de­tails Porce­lain christ­mas tree dec­o­ra­tions, £25 each, wedg­wood.

Back­ground A true english clas­sic, wedg­wood Jasper­ware has been a star player in Bri­tish din­ing rooms since vi­sion­ary mas­ter pot­ter Josiah wedg­wood in­tro­duced it to so­ci­ety in 1774. crafted in his in­de­pen­dent stafford­shire pot­tery from the finest unglazed vit­re­ous stoneware and graced with ex­quis­ite clas­si­cal and con­tem­po­rary re­liefs, each cre­ation feels like a lux­ury piece of his­tory. Although there are many shades in the wedg­wood colour wheel, from cream Queen’s ware to Black Basalt, it is the del­i­cate light blue and white Jasper de­sign that is most syn­ony­mous with the brand. in fact, ‘wedg­wood Blue’ is ev­ery bit as fa­mous and recog­nis­able as Amer­ica’s ‘tif­fany Blue’. to­day, wedg­wood re­mains true to Josiah’s ex­act­ing stan­dards, with many of its prod­ucts still handfin­ished us­ing tech­niques that date back to the com­pany’s be­gin­nings more than 250 years ago. And with its royal war­rant, in­no­va­tive new prod­uct ranges and un­doubted qual­ity, it re­mains a wel­come guest at the ban­quets of both roy­als and heads of state – what’s the bet­ting these show­stop­ping fu­ture heir­loom baubles will be given a top spot on the trees at Buck­ing­ham Palace and the white house this christ­mas…

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