Liverpool Pearlware Blue & White Chinese Pattern Plate 1785-1810

Liverpool Pearlware Blue & White Chinese Pattern Plate 1785-1810


Liverpool pearlware plate. C. 1785 – 1810.


Dimensions: Approximately 8” diameter.


Liverpool pearlware plate. C. 1785 – 1810.


Decorated in underglaze blue hand-painted decoration.


Blue feathered rim.


Hand-painted diaper pattern on the cavetto.


The hand-painted central scene is the Chinese House pattern with birds.


The reverse unmarked except for an old label.


Condition: Repairs and staining to areas of the rim, otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.


There seems to be some confusion over the term “pearlware” as distinguished from creamware. As I understand it, based on an article by Miller and Hunter: “How Creamware Got the Blues: The origins of China Glaze and Pearlware” Ceramics in America” (2001), pearlware was fired with a blue tinted glaze intended to give the object the tone of Chinese porcelain. The glaze was referred to as China Glaze. The is opposed to creamware with its cream-colored glaze.


This plate exhibits the qualities of China Glaze to further enhance its underglaze blue chinoiserie design.

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