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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 period English delftware pottery plates Fazackerley Liverpool mid 18th c...

Reference: 2922

A set of four Fazackerely Pottery delftware plates with flowers decorated in polychrome colours dating from the mid 18th century.

Price: gbp 1875.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 3206.25 (US Dollars)

Antique Staffordshire pottery saltglaze cream jug with figure of bird with ename...

Reference: 2881

A Staffordshire stoneware saltglaze pottery cream jug with enamel decorations of flowers and a rather perky looking bird full of charm and character.

Dimensions: 3.50 inch high

Price: gbp 1650.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2821.5 (US Dollars)

English creamware pottery epergne late 18th century, probably Leeds Pottery

Reference: 2874

English plain creamware pottery epergne late 18th century, probably Leeds Pottery. Formed of shells probably intended for serving sea food and associated sauces. This very rare interesting and decorative shape is derived from earlier delftware pi...

Dimensions: 6.50 inch high

Price: gbp 2250.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 3847.5 (US Dollars)

English delftware pottery tankard probably Brislington Bristol late 17thc.

Reference: 2914

Antique late 17th century period English delftware tankard decorated in chinoseire style in cobalt blue and manganese. The decoration of the figure ,the rocks and trees is very well executed.

Dimensions: 7 inch high

Price: gbp 2750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 4702.5 (US Dollars)

Antique Mortlake London stoneware pitcher with silver plated mount and cover lat...

Reference: 2902

A fine Mortlake Pottery stoneware saltglaze pitcher with silver plated mounts. The jug is large scale (12" high)with a profusion of decorative sprigs of stags, trees,a classical maidens,cattle,sporting dogs, a house,figures of horse riders and a...

Dimensions: 12 inch high

Price: gbp 2650.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 4531.5 (US Dollars)

Antique English delftware pottery large sized plate Lambeth London mid 18th cent...

Reference: 2855

A very fine English delftware large sized plate from the pottery works of William Griffiths of Lambeth High Street, Lambeth London England. The blue powdered border is decorated with four flowers in relief with trailing scratched decoration of vin...

Price: gbp 1200.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2052 (US Dollars)

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