Jasperware: Elephant 7/8"
Backmark: Shirley '06
Ceramic bisque button, wedgwood-style Jasperware buttons with a self shank.
Designed and signed by Shirley Shaw
Jasperware, or jasper ware, is a type of stoneware first developed by Josiah Wedgwood, although some authorities have described it as a type of porcelain. It is noted for its matte finish and is produced in a number of different colors, of which the best known is a pale blue that has become known as 'Wedgwood Blue. The term "jasper" is not the personal name Jasper in this context, but the name of a mineral; it comes from the Greek ἴασπις iaspis, itself of oriental origin and related to the Hebrew