Wedgwood color dating
Flaxman mostly worked in wax when designing for Wedgwood.The designs were then cast: some of them are still in production.
His work is praised for the translucency of the white porcelain on a colored background.
…some had just a ‘blue dip’ because the cost of the cobalt was so high; another, solid Jasper, had the blue colour throughout…
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Wedgwood had introduced a different type of stoneware called black basalt a decade earlier.
Jasperware's composition varies but proportions may be given as follows: sulphate of barytes 150, china clay 35, blue clay 45, flint 35, gypsum 6, and Cornish stone 50.