I am addicted to antique pottery from the 18th - 19th century!! From white ironstone to majolica to creamware, I really enjoy buying and selling them, and stashing a few away.....for me! :-)
Shortly after discovering white ironstone I also became interested in creamware, a form of opaque earthenware started in the 1750s. Perfected in England, it was also copied throughout Europe. Rorstrand produced fine examples for the many manor homes in Sweden, while Creil became the first factory to produce creamware in France.
Creamware can be found in many colors, various glazes and transfer printed designs, but it is the monochromatic "off white" form I prefer. I love how contemporary these unadorned, neutral pieces look.
On our Swedish Gustavian painted secretary is a trio of English oval chestnut baskets with their undertrays. Left: "woven" basket with reticulated rim by Neale. Center: Wedgwood basket with uplift handles and arcaded rim. Right: Spode basket with scalloped rim, dolphin heads and fretwork.
Various creamware pieces including a candy dish with braided handles and reticulated rim.
As with our other collections, I like displaying "en masse" for impact. Art, decorating and garden books with creamware in the library. The 3 large English banded tubs are footbaths (would have been part of chamber sets).
The sconces are made from architectural elements. I designed the 6 bookcases around them.
Instead of an empty black hole, I stuck some pods in this tea caddy which is missing its lid :( In front is a pair of rare French Empire knife rests. The soup tureen is by Wedgwood. The large French platter has damage, which I don't mind.
Top row - Left: footed bowl with side masks / faces. Center: covered meat dish with flower finial. Right: fruit stand with egg cups in front.
In this French Directoire (Ca. 1790) painted vitrine cabinet is a collection of early 20th cen French creamware pieces.