Dating adams jasperware
With so many porcelain makers in the Staffordshire region, it’s not hard to understand why there were so many design styles associated with the Staffordshire name.
Probably the most recognized Staffordshire porcelain would be Blue Ware or Flow Blue Porcelain as pictured above, (although Flow Blue is more a process than a type of porcelain).
So yes, the answer is that Staffordshire porcelain is all the above, and most collectors of Staffordshire antique porcelain know that this is a very broad category, so they almost always focus their collections on one aspect of Staffordshire porcelain.
As a region, Staffordshire became the hub for many English porcelain makers and manufactories because of its close proximity to the source of Devonshire clay, a prime ingredient in the formula for most types of English porcelain.
This bowl was made in the Wedgwood style of applied moulded decoration by William Adams & Co. were a pottery based in Tunstall Staffordshire and were first established in 1657 and the backstamp that is used on this bowl was first used in c. As well as the printed mark it also bears an impressed stamp that reads Adams Tunstall – this impressed mark is generally only found on the jasperware that the company produced.
The background glaze colour of this bowl is a lovely soft blueish green unlike the strident blue found on much jasperware.
Often with a set of initials within the knot loops and sometimes a crown above the knot.
Due to their enthusiasm for the new cobalt blue coloring, even though the scenes and designs were different, the majority of porcelain pieces produced for this market used cobalt blues as the main colors, hence the name Blue Ware.Some pieces, however, were as early as the 1770’s and other pieces dated to the early 1900’s.As porcelain makers began using the Devonshire white clay their porcelain formulations became known as soft-paste or salt-glazed porcelain.This process produced a sturdy utilitarian type of porcelain and was the predominate output for many years.
As porcelain makers worked to improve their formulas, a new combination using bone ash was discovered. There is a noted porcelain company named Crown Staffordshire, and Staffordshire is a region that was, (and still is), home to many English porcelain makers.