dating a single man with kids - Dating wedgewood jasperware
White ornamention was made in a mould, then attached to the coloured vases, tableware, portrait medallions etc.
This so-called “sprigging” technique was already familiar to potters of the time.
Jasperware was matte finish pottery product (some refer to it as porcelain) developed by Josiah Wedgwood and used to imitate onyx or sardonyx in that it had a background color (usually blue, but not always) with the white design in relief.
Jasperware was originally developed by Josiah Wedgwood during the mid-1700s and took advantage of new decorating trends, notably, in this case, copies of pieces found by early archeologists digging Greek and Roman ruins.
The designs were then cast: some of them are still in production.
Sir William Hamilton's collection of ancient Greek vases was an important influence on Flaxman's work.
This example has a few clues to its vintage: first, it’s stamped “Made In England,” “Wedgwood” and “57.” The marking “Made In England” automatically labels this as most likely a 20th-century example.