One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Glazed earthenware pottery of a rich cream colour, developed by Josiah Wedgwood in about 1760.
- ‘English creamware, or so-called Queen's China, punch bowls were imported in large numbers during the latter half of the eighteenth century.’
- ‘On this side of the Atlantic, the colonists were using large quantities of delftware imported from England until creamware became popular in the 1760s. Delftware was largely a memory by 1840.’
- ‘No one I know has streams of sunshine constantly flooding their kitchen through leaded windows, alighting on creamware jugs filled with marjoram and chervil.’
- ‘Two creamware Whieldon models copied from the same print are known - but nothing in porcelain has previously surfaced.’
- ‘Aware that ‘a name has a wonderful effect’, he presented his newly improved creamware to Queen Charlotte and obtained her permission to call it Queen's Ware, multiplying his sales in Britain and Europe.’
- ‘It meant participation in an expanding repertoire of domestic rituals made possible by creamware teacups and saucers, decanters, wine glasses, pickle plates, and forks of all sorts.’
- ‘In this room New England Chippendale chairs surround a William and Mary gateleg table set with English creamware plates made between 1785 and 1790 and Prattware dishes and a tea set of about 1800.’
- ‘Slide the turkey to one end of this gorgeous creamware platter, then fill the other with bright lemons and heady lavender.’
- ‘Several objects have been attributed to him and have been cited as the earliest known examples of English refined white earthenware, or creamware.’
- ‘In 1787 the count hired Pierre Cloostermans, a Flemish ceramic painter living in Paris, to continue making creamware and to develop a formula for hard-paste porcelain.’
- ‘In contrast to tortoiseshell and color-glazed wares, the pale surface of creamware proved a perfect canvas for overglaze pictorial decoration, particularly on coffee- and teawares and hollowware forms such as tankards and jugs.’
- ‘Filled with a bouquet, a creamware pitcher injects life and warmth without detouring off the clean, white path.’
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