Dating dudson jasperware
James Thomas (JT) took over in 1888-1889, and then the firm became known as the Dudson Brothers.
It was James Dudson that became impressed in Wedgwood’s white relief motifs and begun impressed the name marks on earthenware.
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The tile is removed from the press and then fettled to remove the thin feather-edge or burr along the edges of the tile.
When dry, the tile is biscuit fired and is ready for decorating and glazing.
Inspiration for Flaxman and Wedgwood came not only from ancient ceramics, but also from cameo glass, particularly the Portland Vase which was brought to England by Sir William Hamilton.
The vase was lent to Wedgwood by the third Duke of Portland.