Wedgwood 18th Century Creamware Dishes, set of 16

$4,800.00

Description

A set of sixteen 18th century Wedgwood creamware plates with borders decorated with a beautiful brown necklace design and highlighted by a delicate green painted edge. The dishes measure 9.75 inches diameter.

Dimensions

Dm 9.75 in.

Condition

Excellent

Price

$4,800

History

Creamware is a cream-colored, refined earthenware with a glaze over a pale body. It was created in the mid 1700’s 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 1754-1759 and after 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.

Decorator’s Tip

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 green border will act as a lovely accent.


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