John Howard
The Antique English Pottery Specialist
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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.

Bristol Pottery delftware plate decorated in polychrome with peacock in a tree....

Reference: 2809

A highly decorative delftware polychrome plate decoarted with a peaock perched somewaht comically in a tree. The naive rendition is exceptional and very full with very strong application of the colours especially the yellow tail of the bird.

Price: gbp 3350.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 5728.5 (US Dollars)

Antique English pottery agateware varaigated clay balls late 18th century

Reference: 2682

Three antique English pottery agateware variegated clay balls late 18th century. Various sizes approx 2.5 inches diameter.

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

Antique period London or Liverpool delftware pottery urn mid 18th century

Reference: 2734

A fine antique delftware pottery flower urn decorated in blue and white with flowers and foliage. The piece is attributed to Lambeth London or Liverpool Pottery.

Dimensions: 10 inch high

Price: gbp 2850.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 4873.5 (US Dollars)

Antique English creamware stand with figure of Venus, Staffordshire or Yorkshire...

Reference: 2797

A fine antique plain creamware serving stand with scallop shaped shells and a female figure with a cupid representing Venus.

Dimensions: 11.50 inch high

Price: gbp 2500.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 4275 (US Dollars)

Pair of Antique pottery Delft polychrome colours chargers late 18th century.

Reference: 2831

A very decorative pair of late 18th century Dutch Delft dishes with images of brids in foliage.

Price: gbp 1150.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1966.5 (US Dollars)

Antique English delftware pottery charger .Lambeth London late 18th century

Reference: 2781

A fine late 18th century English pottery delftware charger in polychrome colours. The pattern is known as Ann Gomma and the charger is a good clean unrestored example with good decoration and is an exceptionally fine example in this pattern.

Price: gbp 1150.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1966.5 (US Dollars)

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