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Wedgwood Jasperware Color & Dating Clues
by: Anonymous

Good Morning Rose

The background color on your cameo is so vivid. Very nice! Usually pinks, if it were made from shell is a softer shade.

So we can elliminate fairly safely that the material is organic.
If you think the material more closely resembles stone than resin, it could be a wedgwood jasper cameo - the relief was made in sprig moulds separately and after applied to the surface of the stoneware. The wedgwood color ranges are amazing and you can obtain fairly precise dating by the correct identification of the color.

The color of your cameo looks like a dark salmon pink so if this cameo is a genuine wedgwood cameo it would be the terracotta issue around 1957, and it would be quite rare as there were limited quantities of this color production.

Solid terracotta introduced was introduced in way back in 1775, with full production from 1957-1959. Quantities are limited after that date.

At time of 1957 issue, the color looked a dark salmon pink color with white or black bas-relief work.

Happy Holidays!
Yvonne

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