These petite mid-18th century creamware leaf-shaped dishes are press-molded. Made in England circa 1760, the leaves feature attractive details that include a delicately molded stem handle, incised textured lines around the edges, and a lovely curvilinear shape. The leaves show marks of leaf veins, a wonderful touch!
This pair would be a perfect addition to a desk or dressing table to hold jewelry or other small objects.
Creamware was created in the 1760s by Josiah Wedgwood, who was the first of the English potters to produce a cream colored earthenware with a light colored body. Wedgwood marketed these wares as Queensware after Queen Charlotte gave Wedgwood the honour of ordering a set. As its popularity increased many of the other English potters began to make creamware as well, and it replaced salt-glazed stoneware as the dinner ware of all but the high aristocracy, which most likely would have had a service of Chinese export porcelain dishes.
W 5.1 in. at the widest point x D 0.75 in.
$1,200 for the pair
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