For the last couple of years I have been straining my eyes trying to find an example of Wedgwood Jasperware depicting a frame drummer. Given that Jasperware is usually decorated with classical motifs, it seemed only natural to me that at least one of the figures depicted thereon would have a frame drum in hand. But such a figure never showed up. I was almost ready to give Wedgwood a pass in the antique malls and shops on the mistaken theory that old Josiah Wedgwood himself must have had a thing against frame drummers and had given strict orders to his heirs that no frame drum should ever be depicted on wares bearing his name!
But then, last May, we stumbled upon a Mother's Day Plate for 1984 in the Ontario Antiques Mall in Farmingham NY. It was indeed a little blue Wedgwood Jasperware cabinet plate entitled "Cupids and Music" measuring 6 and 1/2 inches in diameter. Which shows that one should never give up!