Stunning piece! Wedgwood Lilac Jasper Ware Virgin Mary Madonna Wall Hanging Oval Plaque, 1962.
Measures 10 x 7.5 inches.
Excellent condition. No chips or cracks. Has hanging wire built in!
All white decoration hand applied. Great detail in flower band, on the dress, and in strands of hair.
Great for a collector or as a special gift.
Jasper Ware is a type of fine-grained, unglazed stoneware introduced by the English potter Josiah Wedgwood in 1775 as the result of a long series of experiments aimed at discovering the techniques of porcelain manufacture. Its name derives from the fact that it resembles the natural stone jasper in its hardness. Jasper is white in its natural state and is stained with metallic oxide coloring agents. The most common shade is pale blue, but dark blue, lilac, sage green, black, and yellow were also used. Decorations, in the Neoclassical style and usually white, were made in separate molds and applied to the body of the piece. Objects made of jasper were varied and included vases, plaques, tableware, cameos, furniture mounts, and portrait medallions.
Wedgwood Lilac Jasper Ware Virgin Mary Madonna Wall Hanging Oval Plaque 1962