Creamware

When looking for tableware accents for your home, none compares with the beauty and simple charm of creamware.

Creamware was perfected in the mid-1700s as Europe’s economical counterpart to popular but expensive Chinese porcelain. This refined earthenware pottery naturally acquired its name from the creamy color of its appearance. Although many¬†experimenters and developers had a hand in creamware’s birth, Josiah Wedgewood is best remembered for his refinement to and successful marketing of the product. He became known as the “Potter to Her Majesty” after furnishing Queen Charlotte with his creamware line, of which he then proudly (and cleverly) dubbed Queen’s Ware.

The majority of creamware is plain, but this versatile pottery was also decorated with transfer print designs, as well as monochrome and polychrome enamel colors. Many pieces were reticulated or pierced, which gives the edges a lacy appearance.

Creamware can be found today in fine antique stores, shows, and specialty dealers.The soft tones and delicate designs can easily be mixed with other collectibles. Whether you have one piece or an entire collection, this beautiful tableware will make you feel like the royalty that fell in love with it centuries ago.

Style Idea

Creamware mixes beautifully, whether the style is plain or pierced. The slight variations in shades work well together in any display.