John Howard
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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 English pottery 18th century slipware comb decorated loaf dish

Reference: 3738

A fine oval shapedEnglish earthenware baking or loaf dish with striking and well executed combed decoration. The dish is a wonderful example dating from the late 18th century.

Dimensions: 12.25 inch high 15.25 inch wide

Staffordshire pottery Jacobite theme saltglaze teapot with Bonnie Prince Charlie...

Reference: 3667

An exceptionally rare Jacobite related Staffordshire stoneware salt glazed teapot with enamels. The teapot is decorated with a portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie in a cartouche bordered with a thistle and white rose. The piece would date from the...

Dimensions: 5 inch high

Price: gbp 8850.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 13452 (US Dollars)

Three antique English pottery agateware balls late 18th century

Reference: 2100

Three English pottery agateware balls late 18th century. These rare pieces are made with variagated clays and slips and were fashionable in the late 18th century inspired by items from the "Grand Tours" a feature of the travels of the wealthy.

Dimensions: 3 inch high

Price: gbp 1400.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2128 (US Dollars)

Antique English creamware pottery jug with map of England and Wales. circa1800

Reference: 2741

A rare antique English creamware pottery pitcher with underglaze transfer print of a detailed map of England and Wales. The reverse has a transfer print of a felamle figure with an anchor symbolizing "hope". This motif was popular with England's s...

Dimensions: 7 inch high

Price: gbp 1750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2660 (US Dollars)

Staffordshire saltglaze stoneware tureen and cover relief decorated circa 1755

Reference: 3580

A fine and good sized relief molded English stoneware saltglaze tureen and cover. The base standing on feet decorated with a mask head. Made in circa 1760 English, Staffordshire.

Dimensions: 9 inch high 13 inch wide

Price: gbp 2450.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 3724 (US Dollars)

Antique English pottery creamware pitcher with emblems for 15 American states an...

Reference: 2744

Antique English pottery creamware pitcher with emblems for 15 American states, the reverse a print with overpainted enamel colours of a sailing ship with the American flag c1800 The pitcher is probably Liverpool Pottery.

Dimensions: 7.25 inch high

Price: gbp 1850.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2812 (US Dollars)

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