Pearlware, first introduced by Josiah Wedgwood in 1779, is an earthenware ceramic body with a slightly bluish white lead glaze. Other historical names for this ware are Pearl White and China Glaze.
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Obelisk Hercules Wrestling Lion Pearled Creamware Pearlware England, Circa 1800$1,400.00
This obelisk was made in England, circa 1800, at the height of the neoclassical period. The obelisk’s base is painted in a beautiful turquoise, centering a medallion showing Hercules wrestling the Lion of Nemea. This was the first of Hercules’ twelve labors. Narrow sculptural bands of acanthus leaves frame the turquoise. Acanthus is a symbol of immortality. Hercules’s success in seemingly impossible labors won him an immortal place amongst the gods. Hints of the original gilding around the medallion still show. The obelisk’s shaft is decorated with acanthus leaves.
Dimensions: 11.75″ tall x 3.75″ deep x 3.75″ wide
Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored
Blue and White Pearled Creamware Sugar Box or Sucrier Made England Circa 1820$280.00
This lovely blue and white pearlware pottery sugar box is decorated with three beautiful patterns of leaves and berries. The body, the top edge around the cover, and the cover each have a similar but slightly different pattern. The edge of the sugar box has a precise machine-turned ridge which adds an exciting detail to the form. Made in England in the early 19th century, circa 1820, the cobalt blue decoration was applied by hand using a stencil. Because the colors were applied by hand, each design is slightly different, especially in the intensity of the blue.
Dimensions: 5″ tall x 4.65″ in diameter
Pair of French Mid-19th Century Flower Decorated Creamware Dishes$320.00
This pair of French creamware dishes shows sprigs of beautiful flowers. The images are crisp. We see two shades of purple, green, and yellow. The color combination is perfect. Made by the Creil-Montereau factory in the mid-19th century, circa 1860, the pattern was inspired by the hand-painted flowers on 18th-century French and English porcelain. The dishes are made of pearled creamware, pottery perfected by an Englishman, Josiah Wedgwood, in the 1780s. Under the artistic and technical direction of native English potters, Creil-Montereau introduced France to transfer printing on creamware and raised it to a high state of perfection during its peak years in the 19th century. The pottery factory of Creil (Oise) was founded in 1797. In 1840 the Creil factory merged with the Montereau factory (Seine et Marne). The company became “Creil et Montereau Faïenceries” under the name Lebeuf, Milliet & Co. (LM & Co.), and continued until 1876.
Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x 1.5″ deep.
Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest rubbing to the colors.
Pair Antique Spode Oval Shaped Dishes Decorated with Waterlilies England C-1825$540.00
The most exceptional aspect of this pair of dishes is the fabulous gilding lavished over the cobalt borders. As a less prominent feature, the gilding carries throughout the decoration. The bright gold combined with the unexpected use of purple with turquoise and green makes this a stunning pair of dishes. The gilt and exquisite colors jump from the clean white ground of the pearled creamware.
Dimensions: 11″ long x 7.75″ wide x 2.25″ deep
Antique Pottery Horse Made in England at St. Anthony’s Pottery, circa 1800-1810$3,300.00
18th Century Pratt Pearlware Dish$250.00
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