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.

Antique 18th century English creamware pottery melon tureen, probably Yorkshire ...

Reference: 3014

Antique 18th century English creamware pottery melon tureen, probably Yorkshire Pottery. The cover has reticulated decoration.

Dimensions: 8 inch high 7 inch wide 5 inch deep

Price: gbp 2250.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 3532.5 (US Dollars)

Antique English pottery pair of Whieldon type plates circa 1770 period.

Reference: 3181

A pair of lead glazed plates decorated in the Thomas Whieldon manner with underglaze colours. Yorkshire or Staffordshire pottery circa 1770.

Price: gbp 650.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1020.5 (US Dollars)

Early lead glaze Whieldon type Staffordshire plate circa 1770

Reference: 3183

A good Staffordshire pottery Whieldon type plate with underglaze colours under a lead glaze. A strong design denotes this plate which was made in circa 1770.

Price: gbp 585.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 918.45 (US Dollars)

Antique saltglaze stoneware bear jug Nottingham England mid 18th century

Reference: 3247

A Nottingham brown salt glazed bear jug. The removable head acts as a cup. The figure is naively modelled with a fine granulated pottery coat, interestingly this piece was made to accommodate a detachable spout. A true piece of folk art from th...

Dimensions: 10.50 inch high

Price: gbp 2750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 4317.5 (US Dollars)

Antique period English slipware earthenware baking or loaf dish late 18thc.

Reference: 3203

A good antique pottery slipware baking dish probably from the Staffordshire area in the late 18th century. A dish with very similar decoration was excavated at Harrington House in Spalding England.

Dimensions: 9 inch high 11.50 inch wide

Price: gbp 2500.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 3925 (US Dollars)

Early English earthenware slip decorated tankard circa 1650

Reference: 3191

A rare mid 17th century English earthenware slipware tankard. The slip decoration and glaze is sublime.

Dimensions: 5 inch high

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