Queen's ware


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glazed English earthenware of a cream color.

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Wedgwood's creamware, which after receiving a commission from George Ill's consort he was permitted to name Queen's Ware, was relatively easy and inexpensive to produce, offering fine china to the mass market.
Documentary pieces record the development of the iconic black basalt; cream-coloured Queen's ware and blue-and-white Jasperware; Wedgwood's commissions to artists ranging from John Flaxman's neoclassical designs in the 18th century to Eduardo Paolozzi, Peter Blake and Patrick Heron in the 20th.
Question 10: William Smith outraged the potters of Stoke-on-Trent by naming his Thornaby works Stafford Potteries and using the term Queen's Ware - created by one famous pottery owner and leading him to take legal action when Smith marked Thornaby pottery with that name but adding an E, a hyphen or "and Co".
This was called Queen's ware after Queen Charlotte, who appointed him queen's potter in 1762.
The Wedgwood name became a pottery behemoth in the 18th century when founder Josiah Wedgwood produced Queen's Ware, Black Basalt and Jasper and pioneered modern-day industrial practice.
The Royal Ontario Museum's outstanding collection of Wedgwood includes pieces of Queen's Ware from the table of Catherine the Great, copies of the famed Portland Vase, a black basalt relief weighing more than 800 pounds, as well as exquisite cameo medallions and jewellery.
Wedgwood lost no time in seeking and ultimately securing the privilege of calling it Queen's ware.
After he manufactured a cream-coloured tea and coffee service for Queen Charlotte, she allowed him to style himself "Potter to Her Majesty" and to call his new cream ware Queen's ware.
This was called Queen's ware, after Queen Charlotte, who appointed him queen's potter in 1762.
Many of them are rare or unique and the collection includes Josiah Wedgwood's original trial pieces for a Queen's Ware 952 piece dinner set presented to Catherine the Great of Russia in 1774, and the UK's only five foot high exhibition vase decorated by Emile Lessore.
In 1765 he was commissioned to produce a service for Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III, and from then on he called his creamware Queen's ware.
His cream-coloured earthenware, Queen's Ware as he called it in 1767, was a perfect medium.