Jasperware: Man Playing Tennis 14mm
Cira: 1920s - 1930s
A blue Jasperware man's waistcoat button in a brass rim.
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