Meaning of creamware in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkriːmwɛː/


mass noun
  • Glazed earthenware pottery of a rich cream colour, developed by Josiah Wedgwood in about 1760.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No one I know has streams of sunshine constantly flooding their kitchen through leaded windows, alighting on creamware jugs filled with marjoram and chervil.’
    • ‘Slide the turkey to one end of this gorgeous creamware platter, then fill the other with bright lemons and heady lavender.’
    • ‘Filled with a bouquet, a creamware pitcher injects life and warmth without detouring off the clean, white path.’