Vintage WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE pink necklace pendant featuring the traditional cream on pink Jasperware Wedgwood with a classical bas-relief mounted on a gold-tone chain, bail and rope detailed mount.
Wedgwood jewelry was first produced over 200 years ago when the first Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) introduced his much prized Jasper "body" in 1774. In the late 18th century, smaller Jasper cameos were produced in great variety for jewellery and made by Josiah's eminent friend, Matthew Boulton of Birmingham, England.
Wedgwood jewelry became enormously popular in the 18th century and Josiah produced cameos for brooches, chatelaines, pendants, combs, patch boxes and perform bottles. Today, the complete production of Wedgwood jewelry takes place at the Barlaston factory, involving more than 100 different items in many varied Jasperware combinations including black on black Basalt. All the classical reliefs applied today are productions of the original 18th century models.
This fine Wedgwood Jasperware pendant necklace is in excellent condition, as is the gold-tone chain, bail and mount. The Jasperware pendant is incised on the reverse with WEDGWOOD MADE IN ENGLAND.
The Wedgwood Jasperware necklace pendant measures approximately 7/8" and the chain is 18" in length and comes with the original Wedgwood blue velvet box. Would make a lovely gift for yourself or someone special!
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