Rectangular jasper plaque
- Object Number: 886
- Simple Name: plaque
- Full Name: jasper plaque
- Production Place: Lane End
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: John and William Turner (factory)
- Summary: Rectangular jasper plaque. Light blue jasper decorated with white jasper sprigs in the centre and around the border. The central ornament depicts a cloud, eagle and winged child.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Terms:18th & 19th Century Staffordshire
- Credit: Alderman Thomas Hulme Bequest
- Additional Notes: The jasper body was introduced by Wedgwood in the 1770s and has been become one of the most commercially successful and recognisable ceramic wares in the world. Jasper wares have been in almost continuous production from the late 18th century until the present day. Other potters were quick to share in this success. John Turner produced a range of high quality jasper wares of similar quality and style. However, the blue body differs slightly in colour and finish and the composition is closer to porcelain than stoneware. The use of moulds allowed the iconic jasper sprigged decoration to be produced quickly and efficiently and allowed potters to offer jasper to wider, mass markets.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery