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The most important English pottery, founded in Staffordshire in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood. The term is most often applied to Jasper ware which was the fine-grained, unglazed stoneware featuring a decoration in white relief, applied to a coloured background. These plaques, cameos, portrait medallions and vases were imitated all over the world.

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Thomas Bentley
after Joachim Smith
based on a work of circa 1773
NPG 1949

George Stubbs
by George Stubbs
NPG 4575

Josiah Wedgwood
after William Hackwood
1922, based on a work of 1782
NPG 1948

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