creamware


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creamware

(ˈkriːmˌwɛə)
n
(Ceramics) a type of earthenware with a deep cream body developed about 1720 and widely produced. See also Queensware

creamware

High-quality earthenware perfected by Josiah Wedgwood in eighteenth-century Staffordshire, England.
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As with so many heirlooms, the Williams creamware service was sold by the family at a huge house sale back in the 1980s where it was purchased by the National Museum of Wales who, themselves, later disposed of some surplus items.
Lane Delph was one of the principal areas of the ceramics industry and Bartlam would have been one of a number producing creamware, pearlware and earthenwares.
The display is chronological and by type, with examples of domestic creamware produced from the manufactory's founding in 1759; black basalt, a material which lent itself to refined ornamental decoration after the Antique, produced from 1769 with his partner Thomas Bentley (1731-1780); and even the short-lived 'first period' bone china, c.
Caption: An archival pattern from Wedgwood celebrates the 250th anniversary of creamware in a trend-right palette.
Early successes included the Creamware range, which became so popular that Catherine the Great of Russia ordered a 1,000-piece service.
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.
Many of his extensive collection of 18th and 19th Century creamware ceramics feature sailing ships and historical scenes.
In the early 1800s, creamware souvenir mugs and beakers were produced carrying detailed images of the flags.
Encouraged by entrepreneurs eager to sell them the trappings of respectable existence, Americans installed parlors in simple houses, purchased carpets for the floors, drank tea from inexpensive creamware, planted shrubs and grass in front yards where there had been weeds and packed earth, and bought books instructing them in comportment and etiquette.
This was followed by the creamware Frog Service (1773), comprising 952 pieces and ordered for the Empress's country retreat La Grenouillere ('The Frogmarsh').
THE Bidston jug (priced at pounds 1,575) and the other pieces of creamware illustrated will be exhibited on Roger de Ville's stand at Chester Antiques Show from February 9-12.