Dudson Hanley Jasperware
Dudson Hanley Jasperware is a particular style of ceramic ware produced by the British pottery manufacturer Dudson.
History & Description
Dudson is a family of British potters renowned for their hotel ware and jasperware.
The Dudson family manufactured earthenware and jasperware from their factory in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, from 1800 until 1980 when all production moved to the nearby towns, Burslem and Tunstall.
With over 200 years of pottery production, the Dudson family is the oldest surviving ceramic business in Stoke-on-Trent, an area commonly known as The Potteries. The company was founded by Richard Dudson in 1800 and was renamed Dudson Brothers Ltd. in 1898. Today, it is simply known as Dudson Ltd.
Jasperware was first developed by fellow Stoke-on-Trent potter Josiah Wedgwood in the eighteenth century. It is characterised by its matte finish and can be produced in a variety of colours, of which the most recognisable is a pale blue, commonly referred to as Wedgwood Blue.
Guide for collectors
A product’s price depends on a number of factors, such as its age, condition, its colour and, more importantly, how many colours are used. Dudson produced jasperware in dark blue, sage green, light blue, black, dark blue and brown grounds. Records indicate that pieces that contain three colours achieve the highest prices, although singular green or black jasperware is also highly prized among collectors.
Notable auction sales
On November 28th 2007 at O’Gallerie in Portland, Oregon;
- A tri-colour (blue, brown & white) jasperware teapot and underplate, circa 1900, realised a price of $350.
- A tri-colour (blue-brown & white) jasperware hot chocolate serving pot, circa 1900, realised a price of $325.
On August 14th 2005 at Point Pleasant Galleries in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, a blue and white jasperware biscuit jar realised a price of $300.
On April 10th 2004 at Auctions by the Bay Inc. in Alameda, California, a pair of green jasperware military vases realised a price of $275.
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