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.

Jacobite Staffordshire saltglaze plate with image of Bonnie Prince Charlie. mid ...

Reference: 3025

Antique Jacobite related saltglaze stoneware plate with hand painted image in enamels of Bonnie Prince Charlie.The plate has a relief moulded border and further decoration of banners commemorating Jacobite victories over the English at Falkirk an...

Mid 18thc cutlery box with two complete sets of agateware pottery knives and for...

Reference: 3112

Two sets of agateware variagated clay knives and forks with pistol grip handles in the Whieldon manner. Both sets are miraculously complete and housed in their original cutlery shagreen covered box. The box has a brass lock plate and fittings.A ...

Dimensions: 10 inch high

English creamware pottery dredger with white metal fittings, antique period c177...

Reference: 3082

A rare and unusual plain creamware pottery dredger with silver fittings. Probably a desk piece, very stylish and elegant.

Dimensions: 3.25 inch high

Price: gbp 650.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1111.5 (US Dollars)

Antique English pottery creamware pitcher with print of "Washington in glory" la...

Reference: 2968

A fine antique creamware pottery jug with underglaze transfer prints relating to the first President of the United States George Washington.

Dimensions: 8.50 inch high

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

Antique creamware English pottery chintz pattern teapot "Love Unites us" c1775

Reference: 3053

A rare English pottery creamware teapot in the chintz style from the 1770 decade. The teapot has a double entwined strap handle and is comprehensively and stunningly decorated. The two panels are especially appealing, one a dwelling in a rural...

Dimensions: 5 inch high

Price: gbp 4400.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 7524 (US Dollars)

Staffordshire pottery redware chocolate pot antique period c1765 England

Reference: 3045

A very fine unglazed redware stoneware pottery chocolate or coffee pot in the chinoserie style. The quality of modelling and applied spriging is exceptional.The cover is adorned with an upside down acorn finial and the handle is exquisitely execu...

Dimensions: 7 inch high

Price: gbp 1600.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2736 (US Dollars)

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