WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s so understated yet so elegant!
We are pleased to offer this glorious Wedgwood creamware dinner service decorated with a border featuring gold chevrons set between two enameled blue lines. The beauty of the creamware is enhanced by the golden herringbone decoration. The creamware body has a warm look and the elegant gold chevron decoration along the border adds to a more formal feeling. So, the service has the warmth and relaxed elements for a country home, but also a classic and formal tureen for a home in the city.
This pattern was first introduced by Wedgwood in the 18th century. The creamware body has a warm look. The elegant gold chevron decoration along the borders creates a formal feeling. The soup tureen has a knob rising from painted leaves decorated with gold and blue enamel. The juxtaposition of the soft creamware and the geometric golden ornament along the border is a beautiful combination!
The service includes:
- 14 dinner dishes: 9.75 inches diameter
- 14 soup/pasta dishes: 9.75 inches diameter
- One very large soup tureen 16 inches x 12 inches x 11 inches tall
- An enormous round bowl: 17.5 inches x 2.75 inches deep
$12,200 for all 30 pieces
The 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. He produced a wide variety of creamware. 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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