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Large Neoclassical Creamware Tureen
By Giustiniani Family 1
Located in New York, NY
Large Neoclassical creamware tureen. Large neoclassical creamware zuppiera of tripod form with lion masks with rings supported on fluted monopedia above stepped circular base, with b...
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Antique Early 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Soup Tureens

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Creamware

Early Wedgwood Neoclassical Creamware Dessert Dishes Made circa 1780
By Wedgwood
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A set of four early Wedgwood creamware Neoclassical dessert dishes made circa 1780. Sir William Hamilton’s Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman antiquities, published in 1766 b...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Ceramics

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Creamware

Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white plate "Naissance de Romulus et de Remus" with grapevine border. Impressed and underglaze markings for Creil. Scene by Legr...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white soup plate from the "An de Rome" series "Prise de Syracuse; Mort D'Archimide" with grapevine border. Impressed markings fo...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white soup plate "Naissance de Romulus et de Remus" with grapevine border. Impressed and underglaze markings for Creil. Scene by...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white soup plate from "An de Rome" series, "Fierte de Popillius" with grapevine border. Underglaze markings for Creil. Scene by ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white soup plate "Prudence fuit au fond du vèrre" with grapevine border. Impressed and underglaze markings for Creil. Scene by L...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white soup plate "Reproche l'Amour sur son indiférencel" with grapevine border. Underglaze markings for Creil. Scene by Legros D...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Cupid Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Cupid neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white soup plate "L'Amour la punit de son indiference" with grapevine border. Impressed and underglaze markings for Creil....
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Cupid Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Cupid neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white soup plate "L'amour et l'Himen l'entrainent à leur autel" with grapevine border. Impressed and underglaze markings f...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Cupid Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Cupid neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white soup plate "L'amour preside a leur entretien" with grapevine border. Impressed and underglaze markings for Creil. Sc...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Neoclassical Black and White Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical black and white creamware plate. French transfer creamware plate with "Vue des ruines du temple d’Hercule sur les bordes du Tibre" with castello in campagna border. Fran...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

PH Choisy French Creamware Neoclassical Fontainbleu à Paris Architecture Plate
By Choisy-le-Roi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by P&H Choisy, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting t...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

PH Choisy French Creamware Neoclassical Palais à Paris Architecture Plate
By Choisy-le-Roi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate, circa 1820-1830. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting the Palais de la Chambre...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

PH Choisy French Creamware Neoclassical Temple à Paris Architecture Plate
By Choisy-le-Roi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by P&H Choisy, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting t...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Creil Neoclassical French Creamware Palais des Beaux Arts Architecture Plate
By Creil et Montereau
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate, Creil, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting the Palais des Be...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Stone, Coquerel et Le Gros French Creamware Neoclassical Architecture Plate
By Creil et Montereau
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate from Stone, Coquerel et Le Gros, circa 1820-1830. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, de...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Choisy French Creamware Neoclassical Arc de l’ Étoile Paris Architecture Plate
By Choisy-le-Roi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by P&H Choisy, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting t...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Twelve Creamware Dinner Plates with Yellow Neoclassical Borders Made circa 1800
By Davenport Porcelain
Located in Katonah, NY
This set of a dozen English creamware dinner dishes made by Davenport have exquisite yellow borders decorated with a black neoclassical design. Davenport was known for its dishes wit...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Earthenware, Creamware

Pair of French Creamware Vases, Flower Decoration, circa 1800
Located in Geelong, Victoria
Pair of creamware pottery vases, of oval form with short spreading foot, painted with flower sprigs, the lower border with brown vine on yellow ground, the upper with scrolling cornf...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Pottery

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Creamware

Black and White Creamware Castel Sant Angelo Plate
Located in New York, NY
Black and white creamware Castel Sant Angelo plate. Rare Continental creamware view of the Tiber with the bridge and castle of Sant Angelo and the dome of St Peter’s beyond, Europe, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
Located in Katonah, NY
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Ferocious! I don't think so. A fine and rare pair of creamware lions each resting on a tall base decorated with swags of dark blue "curtains" with yellow tassels an...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Animal Sculptures

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Creamware

  • Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
  • Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
  • Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
  • Antique French Creamware Lions 18th Century
H 6.5 in. W 6.75 in. D 4.5 in.
Set of Six Early Wedgwood Creamware Teacups and Saucers
By Wedgwood
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A set of six early Wedgwood creamware armorial teacups and saucers. This Wedgwood tea cup and saucer set is a fine example of early creamware, made circa 1810. A ring of gold chev...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Pottery

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Creamware

Montereau French Creamware Faïence Le Palais Royal Architecture Plate
By Creil et Montereau
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by Montereau, Creil, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depic...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Pair 18th Century English Creamware Wall Pockets Made circa 1790
By Leeds Pottery
Located in Katonah, NY
We are excited to offer for sale this pair of 18th century English creamware wall pockets hand-painted in the neoclassical style. An identical pair can be found in the collecti...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Decorative Art

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Creamware, Pottery

PH Choisy French Creamware Vue de Fontainbleu à Paris Architecture Plate
By Choisy-le-Roi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by P&H Choisy, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting t...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Tragic Couple Antony and Cleopatra, Creamware, Ralph & Enoch Wood, circa 1780
By Ralph Wood Pottery
Located in Melbourne, AU
Cleopatra and Mark Antony, in enamelled creamware. After a model by Ralph and Enoch Wood, and quite likely made by this important partnership. The figure of Cleopatra is copied fr...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery

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Creamware

Creil Ét Montereau French Creamware École Militaire À Paris Architecture Plate
By Creil et Montereau
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French faïence neoclassical transfer printed plate from Creil ét Montereau, circa 1820-1830. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting the École ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

12 Wedgwood Creamware Dessert Dishes with Gilded Borders England circa 1820
By Wedgwood
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this set of a dozen early 19th century Wedgwood creamware dessert or salad dishes decorated with a border featuring gold chevrons set between two enameled gre...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Wedgwood Antique Creamware Dinner Service with 57 Pieces England ca. 1820
By Wedgwood
Located in Katonah, NY
WHY WE LOVE IT: Understated yet elegant. We are pleased to offer this large and extensive Wedgwood creamware dinner service decorated with a border featuring gold chevrons set betwee...
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Antique 19th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Large Wedgwood Creamware Soup Tureen Made in England, circa 1820
By Wedgwood
Located in Katonah, NY
WHY WE LOVE IT: it's so elegant! We are pleased to offer this great Wedgwood creamware soup tureen made in England, circa 1820. The form is a Wedgwood classic! The beauty of the crea...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Soup Tureens

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Creamware

Creamware Teapot, Wedgwood, circa 1775
By Wedgwood
Located in Melbourne, AU
A good example of an early Wedgwood teapot, in creamware, enamelled with typical sprays of flowers. Unmarked, which is not unusual for the period. The distinctive finial is a Wedg...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery

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Earthenware

  • Creamware Teapot, Wedgwood, circa 1775
  • Creamware Teapot, Wedgwood, circa 1775
  • Creamware Teapot, Wedgwood, circa 1775
  • Creamware Teapot, Wedgwood, circa 1775
H 5.25 in. W 7.5 in. D 5 in.
Montereau Creil French Creamware Faïence d’Aix en Provence Architecture Plate
By Creil et Montereau
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by Montereau, Creil, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depic...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Dated Creamware Jug, Leeds, 1784
By Leeds Pottery
Located in Melbourne, AU
A documentary jug, decorated with transfer prints and enameling, dated and inscribed for Samuel Chaunton. Unmarked, but this class of dated creamware with enameled prints belongs to ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery

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Earthenware

Josiah Spode 15" Creamware Hand Painted Fern & Dot Platter, circa 1785
By Josiah Spode
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare find, a medium creamware platter from Josiah Spode, circa 1785. Spode is an English brand of pottery founded by Josiah Spode (1733-1797) based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Platters and Serveware

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Creamware

Josiah Spode 19" Creamware Hand Painted Fern & Dot Platter, circa 1785
By Josiah Spode
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare find, a medium cream ware platter from Josiah Spode, circa 1785. Spode is an English brand of pottery founded by Josiah Spode (1733-1797) based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Platters and Serveware

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Creamware

Josiah Spode 21" Creamware Hand Painted Fern and Dot Platter, circa 1785
By Josiah Spode
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare find, an oversized creamware platter from Josiah Spode, circa 1785. Spode is an English brand of pottery founded by Josiah Spode (1733-1797) based in Stoke-on-Trent, England....
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Platters and Serveware

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Creamware

Creamware Pair of English Flower Holders, 18th Century circa 1780
By Neale & Co.
Located in Katonah, NY
WHY WE LOVE IT: One of our absolute favorites! A pair of 18th-century creamware flower holders complete with stands and covers made in England by Neale & Co. was one of the finest 18...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Vases

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Creamware

18th Century Creamware Liverpool-Type Mug
By Staffordshire
Located in New York, NY
A pottery creamware handled mug with a black transfer printed framed picture of children being frightened by demonic mask. The majority of these late 18th century creamware pieces ar...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery

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Pottery

Creamware Portrait of Shakespeare, Wedgwood, circa 1785
By Wedgwood
Located in Melbourne, AU
A style of portrait previously unknown, this extraordinarily deep bust of Shakespeare is in creamware, with a cold painted background.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery

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Earthenware

Set of Three Early 19th Century Wedgwood Creamware Pattern No. 892 Serving Bowls
By Wedgwood
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare group of wedgwood creamware bowls. In the neoclassical pattern no. 892 with a cobalt blue and gold border. Diameters: just under 9 in., just over 8 3/4 in., and just ove...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Decorative Bowls

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Creamware

Large and Impressive Late 18th Century Wedgwood Creamware Dinner Service
By Josiah Wedgwood
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Creamware is a cream colored refined earthenware first produced in the mid-18th century, and perfected by Wedgwood in the 1760s. This dinner service with it's Classic Wedgwood shapes...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery

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Pottery

Rare and Impressive Early 19th Century Wedgwood Creamware Breakfast Set
By Josiah Wedgwood
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This breakfast set consists of an oval serving bowl and four lidded entire dishes in a mahogany brass handled tray. Creamware is a cream colored refined earthenware first produced i...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Serving Pieces

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Pottery

Teapot, Juno, Queen of the Gods, Greatbatch, circa 1785
By William Greatbatch
Located in Melbourne, AU
A rare creamware teapot by William Greatbatch, decorated with Juno in her chariot, pulled by a peacock; globe with sun and moon to the reverse.
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Antique 1780s English Neoclassical Ceramics

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Creamware

Cider Jug, Armorial Print Ancient Order of the Bucks 'Oddfellows' Wedgwood
By Wedgwood
Located in Melbourne, AU
A good baluster-shaped jug, with a transfer print by Sadler and Green for the ancient order of the bucks, later known as Oddfellows. This "order", like so many others of the time, wa...
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Antique 1760s English Neoclassical Pottery

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Creamware

Bust of Sir Isaac Newton, Pearlware, Ralph & Enoch Wood, circa 1790
By Ralph Wood Pottery
Located in Melbourne, AU
A pearlware bust of Sir Isaac Newton, by Enoch Wood. The oak pedestal adds dignity to an attractive rendering of this great man of science.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery

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Creamware

Jelly Mold, Wedgwood, circa 1800
By Wedgwood
Located in Melbourne, AU
Core from an ornamental jelly mould. These had clear jelly set on them, and were used as table decorations. Provenance: Polikof Collection.
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Pottery

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Creamware

  • Jelly Mold, Wedgwood, circa 1800
  • Jelly Mold, Wedgwood, circa 1800
  • Jelly Mold, Wedgwood, circa 1800
  • Jelly Mold, Wedgwood, circa 1800
H 4.75 in. W 9 in. D 5 in.
Pair of 18th Century Neoclassical Creamware Urns
Located in Katonah, NY
A pair of creamware urns decorated in a neoclassical design with impressed swags, machine turned vertical stripes in a caramel color and rouletted bands of black and white along the ...
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Antique 1790s English Neoclassical Vases

Pair of English Neoclassical Creamware Chestnut Baskets, circa 1790
Located in Essex, MA
A pair of Leeds creamware enameled reticulated chestnut baskets, English circa 1790, of oval form with hand painted neoclassical terra cotta and black decoration on the interior and ...
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Antique 1790s English Neoclassical Ceramics

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Earthenware

Italian Neoclassical Style Creamware Jardinière or Planter
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning Italian Neoclassical style white creamware or glazed pottery planter, jardinière or cachepot. This lovely Italian jardinière has ram's heads on either side and is deep enou...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Neoclassical Planters, Cachepots and Jardinières

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Creamware

Antique Creamware Dish
Located in Katonah, NY
A fluted creamware deep dish with feather edge border, four impressed clamshells and pierced neoclassical design. The reticulated decoration is crisp and well executed.
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Antique 1810s English Neoclassical Ceramics

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Creamware, Earthenware

  • Antique Creamware Dish
  • Antique Creamware Dish
  • Antique Creamware Dish
  • Antique Creamware Dish
H 3 in. W 11.5 in. D 13 in.
Antique Wedgwood Creamware Dishes
By Wedgwood, James Bakewell
Located in Katonah, NY
A pair of 18th Century Wedgwood Creamware rectangles, painted by Bakewell with gren feather edge and a single purple flower. It is part of a larger group which includes a pair of rec...
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Antique 1770s English Neoclassical Pottery

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Creamware

  • Antique Wedgwood Creamware Dishes
  • Antique Wedgwood Creamware Dishes
  • Antique Wedgwood Creamware Dishes
  • Antique Wedgwood Creamware Dishes
H 1 in. W 10 in. D 8.25 in.
Antique Creamware Dishes
Located in Katonah, NY
An elegant set of creamware dishes decorated with grapes and grape leaves painted in brown. The border is lobed and fluted.  
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware, Earthenware

Antique Wedgwood Creamware Dishes
By Wedgwood
Located in Katonah, NY
A dozen Wedgwood Creamware dishes with an elegant "Wheat Plant" pattern on a peach ground border. In addition to this dozen, we also have ten dishes for salad or dessert in this pat...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Wedgwood Creamware Dishes with Turquoise Edge
By Wedgwood
Located in Katonah, NY
Two pairs of Wedgwood creamware dishes with pierced borders and a band of openwork design. The edges decorated with painted turquoise shell edge. The dishes are thinly potted. These ...
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Antique 1770s English Neoclassical Pottery

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Creamware

Antique Creamware Soup Tureen
Located in Katonah, NY
An exceptional 18th century English creamware soup tureen perfectly proportioned and beautifully decorated. Modeled with intertwined rope handles and finial and applied leaves and fl...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Soup Tureens

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Creamware

  • Antique Creamware Soup Tureen
  • Antique Creamware Soup Tureen
  • Antique Creamware Soup Tureen
  • Antique Creamware Soup Tureen
H 8 in. W 11.25 in. D 7 in.
Dozen Montereau Creamware Dishes Octagonal
By Montereau Pottery
Located in Katonah, NY
A dozen mid-19th century French cream ware octagonal soup dishes. They have a modern geometric look. The design is timeless and would look wonderful in either a contemporary or a tr...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Antique Wedgwood Creamware Soup Tureen
By Wedgwood
Located in Katonah, NY
A Wedgwood creamware soup tureen, cover and stand modeled in the Wedgwood style of the early 19th century. The finial is in the form of a flower head resting above leaves. Each handl...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Soup Tureens

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Creamware

  • Antique Wedgwood Creamware Soup Tureen
  • Antique Wedgwood Creamware Soup Tureen
  • Antique Wedgwood Creamware Soup Tureen
  • Antique Wedgwood Creamware Soup Tureen
H 10 in. W 12.25 in. D 9.75 in.
Pair Antique Creamware Covered Baskets
Located in Katonah, NY
An outstanding pair of 18th century pierced creamware chestnut baskets. Oval with straight sides moulded with a quatrefoil pattern within hexagonal panels, each basket has a pair of...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Soup Tureens

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Creamware, Pottery

  • Pair Antique Creamware Covered Baskets
  • Pair Antique Creamware Covered Baskets
  • Pair Antique Creamware Covered Baskets
  • Pair Antique Creamware Covered Baskets
H 6 in. W 10.75 in. D 9 in.
Dozen Antique Creamware Dishes Feather Edge
Located in Katonah, NY
A dozen creamware dishes the edges decorated with raised feather edge borders. The feather edge border conforms to the type found in shards in the Leeds area of England. These dish...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

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Neoclassical Creamware For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the neoclassical creamware you’re looking for. Frequently made of ceramic, earthenware and creamware, every neoclassical creamware was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the neoclassical creamware you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A neoclassical creamware is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Neoclassical styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one neoclassical creamware that is appealing in its simplicity, but Wedgwood, Creil et Montereau and Choisy-le-Roi produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Neoclassical Creamware?

A neoclassical creamware can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,855, while the lowest priced sells for $150 and the highest can go for as much as $22,400.

A Close Look at Neoclassical Furniture

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

Find authentic neoclassical furniture today on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine — why not treat yourself and your guests to the finest antique and vintage glass, silver, ceramics and serveware for your meals?

Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics, silver and serveware today on 1stDibs.