WHY WE LOVE IT: The elegant gold chevron decoration along the borders creates a formal feeling.
We are pleased to offer this large Wedgwood creamware soup tureen decorated with a border featuring gold chevrons set between two enameled blue lines. This pattern was first introduced by Wedgwood in the 18th century. The creamware body has a warm look. The juxtaposition of the soft creamware and the geometric golden ornament along the borders is a beautiful combination. The knop on the cover of the soup tureen rises from painted leaves decorated with blue enamel and gold.
Why we love it: Understated yet elegant.
16 inches x 12 inches x 11 inches tall
This tureen is described in the 1790 Wedgwood catalog found in the Wedgwood Museum as “pearl-glazed Queensware soup tureen and stand shape # 3.”
Creamware is the name given to a type of earthenware pottery which is made from white clays from Dorset and Devonshire combined with an amount of calcined flint.
Creamware was first produced in England some time before 1740. Foremost of the pioneers of creamware in the Staffordshire Potteries was Thomas Whieldon, who produced a wide variety of recipes in the medium. The young Josiah Wedgwood was in partnership with Thomas Whieldon from 1754-1759, and when Wedgwood left to set up his own business, he immediately directed his efforts to the development of creamware.
Josiah Wedgwood‘s creamware gained recognition when King George III and his consort, Queen Charlotte decided to favor local artisans to boost the country’s economy. A tea set was presented to the palace in the last quarter of 1765. Wedgwood then renamed his creamware pottery “Queensware.” In the late 18th and early 19th century Wedgwood Queensware was the first English pottery which for elegance and perfection of potting could compete successfully with the porcelain production of the European continent.
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