18th Century English Creamware Leaf Dishes

$1,200.00

Description

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.

History

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.

Dimensions

W 5.1 in. at the widest point x D 0.75 in.

Condition

Excellent

Price

$1,200 for the pair


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