WEDGWOOD Bas Relief Wares

Bas-relief ware is the name given to white stoneware body with jasper dip and bas-relief ornament. This method of production was introduced in 1817 as a substitute for solid jasperware when jasperware was discontinued for a time. The stoneware is glazed on the interior to limit porosity. Some bas relief ware is jasper dip over a gray white jasper. This type has a grainy feel to it and is easily distinguishable from the stoneware body.

The dark blue dip which is still so popular today was made from 1866 to 1941. Most of our pieces are identified on the tags as to approximate date.

Bas-relief ware pieces may be found in everything from cameo jewelry to large jardinieres.