Hampshire Cultural Trust

Delftware teapot c1760

A small teapot in what is known as ‘delftware’ – plain earthenware covered in a white glaze as a background for coloured decoration and to imitate, as far as we then could, white porcelain from China. This teapot was made in London around 1760, just as delftware was going out of fashion in the UK. Closer approaches to Chinese porcelain were finally being made in England and Wedgwood’s creamware (earthenware that was an attractive cream colour through-and-through) was about to take over the market for good.

Accession no HMCMS:DA1989.292

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