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18th Century English Pottery - Creamware, Delft, Slipware

Delftware, Creamware, Pearlware

The 18th century is a pivotal point in the production of pottery in Great Britain with the introduction of Dutch tin glazed earthenware. The technique was copied at various centres such as Liverpool, London, Bristol, Wincanton, Glasgow and Belfast. These factories produced tablewares,apocothery related pieces and decorative items. These highly decorated wares replaced pewter and set the future course of ceramic manufacture in Britain.

The mid 18th century period saw the emergence of the Staffordshire potteries.Thomas Whieldon,Josiah Wedgwood and William Greatbach were at the forefront of the development of ceramics and introduced Saltglaze,lead coloured glazes,creamware and pearlware to the world. At the end of the 18th century hundreds of potteries were producing decorative and functional wares for the British and world market especially the United States of America.

Wedgwood was the master potter of his time and the introduction of his creamware Pottery virtually replaced Delftware and became the pottery of choice for the upper and middle classes in the last quarter of the 18th century.

The success of creamware pottery inspired the Leeds Pottery in Yorkshire to develop the process and they developed wonderful examples of reticulated decorated pieces which made their wares very commercial and rivalled Wedgwood in popularity. Creamware is one of our major specialisation’s especially the plain undecorated wares with it classic design and elegance.

The last development in the 18th century was the introduction of pearlware and the invention of this process is usually attributed to Josiah Wedgwood. Pearlware is a whiter version of the creamware body. A greater quantity of white clay was used in the body and the transparent lead glaze included traces of cobalt, giving the surface a pearly white appearance. Other potters, such as Spode, Liverpool, Leeds, Swansea and many of the Staffordshire potteries soon adopted the process.

Early English pottery flagon dated 1794 inscription "I Skirtt"

Reference: 3438

A fine late 18th century pottery flagon named and date 1794 I Skirtt. From the reign of King George 111 the jug has a wonderful caramel coloured glaze. A good collectors or decorators piece with its story to tell.

Dimensions: 12 inch high

Price: gbp 1850.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2904.5 (US Dollars)

Circular slipware dish English earthenware late 18th century

Reference: 3451

Circular slipware pottery loaf dish with a rich dark brown ground and cream color trailed decoration. Late 18th century, circular dishes are increasing rare.

Price: gbp 4400.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 6908 (US Dollars)

Antique rectangular slipware English pottery dish late 18th century

Reference: 3449

Slipware earthenware dish with dark honey zig zag slip trail decoration. The dish is very strikingly decorated with rich and subtle tones to the slip and the glaze. The depth of decoration on this dish is pronounced with a zig zag darker trail a...

Dimensions: 11 inch high 13 inch wide

18th century Slipware baking dish comb decorated English pottery

Reference: 3452

Antique English slipware pottery oblong dish comb decorated.

Dimensions: 12 inch high 15 inch wide

Price: gbp 3850.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 6044.5 (US Dollars)

English pottery red agateware pitcher mid 18th century

Reference: 3459

English pottery agateware pitcher, mid 18th century, probably Staffordshire. The jug is very well potted and has a classic pinched kick at the tip of the handle always a good period feature on early pottery. The glaze is very striking with reddi...

Dimensions: 9.25 inch high

Price: gbp 1375.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2158.75 (US Dollars)

Slipware circular baking or loaf dish with cross hatched slip. Mid 18thc

Reference: 3453

Antique English earthenware circular slipware dish strongly decorated on the dark chocolate coloured ground with a complex cross hatched cream trailing slip. The dish is 15 inches in diameter and makes a stunning visual artistic statement.

Price: gbp 3850.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 6044.5 (US Dollars)

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