A set of eleven early Wedgwood creamware soup dishes with borders decorated with a beautiful brown necklace design, highlighted by a lively turquoise painted edge. These plates date to the late 18th century.
Dm 9.75 in. x H 1.25 in.
Creamware is a cream-colored, refined earthenware with a glaze over a pale body. It was created in the mid-1700s by the potters of Staffordshire, England. Foremost among the pioneers of creamware were Thomas Whieldon and his apprentice Josiah Wedgwood. The young Josiah Wedgwood was in partnership with Thomas Whieldon from 1754 to 1759, and after this Wedgwood left to set up independently at Ivy House, where he immediately directed his efforts to the development of creamware.
Wedgwood improved creamware by introducing china-clay into both the body and glaze and so was able to produce creamware of a much paler color, lighter and stronger and more delicately worked, perfecting the ware by circa 1770. His superior creamware, known as ‘Queen’s ware’, was supplied to Queen Charlotte and Catherine the Great and became hugely popular.
These antique creamware dishes are ideal for place settings. Layer a plate with a more elaborate decorative pattern on top and the creamware’s brown and turquoise border will act as a lovely accent.
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