Like any popular maker, its products were quickly copied by other makers in both England and across the Channel in Europe.Jasperware’s popularity has had its ups and downs, but has never really been out of production since its invention.Other Wedgwood pieces may be listed under Flow Blue, Majolica, Tea Leaf Ironstone, or in other porcelain categories.
Are you able to tell if its solid black or dipped in black? Many of the decorative Ancient Greek designs, like the one on your Wedgwood item are based on the contributions by the Adams family of Scottish architects/artists who brought neo classicism into vogue in England in the Eighteenth Century.Although Josiah was the first prominent pottery maker to endorse each piece with a mark bearing his own name, knowing how to date Wedgwood is still quite tricky.However, if you know what to look for, you can confidently date Wedgwood. If the letters in the name Wedgwood are uneven in size and shape, then you may be holding a very early piece.Wedgwood, one of the world’s most successful potteries, was founded by Josiah Wedgwood, who was considered a cripple by his brother and was forbidden to work at the family business. The company used a variety of marks, including Wedgwood, Wedgwood & Bentley, Wedgwood & Sons, and Wedgwood's Stone China.A large variety of wares has been made, including the well-known jasperware, basalt, creamware, and even a limited amount of porcelain.You can work out the date of your wedgwood cameo by it's color. Many Antique Cameo owe their appearance to the inspiration of the most famous "Roman Portland Vase" which was a source of inspiration for Josiah Wedgwood in the 18th Century to create his original jasper stoneware.