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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.

Antique pair of figures of a ewe and ram creamware bodied Yorkshire pottery c179...

Reference: 2450

Antique pair of figures of a ewe and ram creamware bodied Yorkshire pottery c1790. Relief molded figures with coloured oxide decoration underglaze. A naive and charming couple.

Dimensions: 5.50 inch wide

Price: gbp 2450.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 3920 (US Dollars)

English delftware polychrome decorated charger probably London c1750

Reference: 2407

A good example of a mid 18th century delftware dish decorated with green blue and red polychrome colours. A female figure is portrayed standing in an oriental garden with insects and birds one of which she is feeding from her hand. A good clean ...

Price: gbp 1200.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1920 (US Dollars)

18th century Wedgwood creamware pottery orange basket and cover

Reference: 2383

Antique Josiah Wedgwood creamware Queensware pottery orange or chestnut basket and cover. The strapwork and pierced cover has a rose type finial and the classical swag and medallion relief is a strong feature of the base which has rope twist hand...

Dimensions: 8 inch high

Price: gbp 2450.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 3920 (US Dollars)

Antique English creamware pottery pitcher named and dated 1791 with Farming moti...

Reference: 2388

A fine creamware bodies pitcher wonderfully decoated in enamel colours with farming motifs and sentiments. The pitcher bears the name of James Gascomb of Wineycroft and the date 1791. The decorated panels depict a plough and a sheaf of corn with...

Dimensions: 9.50 inch high

Price: gbp 2650.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 4240 (US Dollars)

Bristol or Liverpool Delftware tile, bianco-sopra-bianco type and decorated with...

Reference: 2404

An English delftware tile bianco-sopra-bianco type and decorated with a flower arrangement in a wicker basket. The flowers are brightly coloured in blue,green,red, orange, manganese and green.

Dimensions: 400 inch high 4 inch wide

Price: gbp 385.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 616 (US Dollars)

English delftware earthenware tiles with each decorated with a bird in cobalt bl...

Reference: 2403

A pair of English delftware tiles decorated in cobalt blue with images of birds. These mid 18th century delft pieces are both in fine condition with only minimal historical wear.

Dimensions: 4 inch high 4 inch wide

Price: gbp 650.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1040 (US Dollars)

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