Josiah Wedgwood founded the Wedgwood company in the late 1720s. Wedgwood created Jasper Ware pottery, which became a very popular decorative item because of its beautiful matte finish.
When one thinks of Jasper Ware, typically, what comes to mind is a light blue background with white Egyptian, Roman, or Greek mythological figures on it, without a high gloss finish. This is not to say that Wedgwood Jasper Ware only comes in light blue. Although pale blue Jasper Ware is the most popular color, Wedgwood Jasper Ware can also be dark blue, green, yellow, black, or lilac.
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