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Type Name: PEARLWARE, HAND PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE
Type Index: REFINED EARTHENWARE
Production Origin: ENGLAND
Date Range: 1775-1840
Defining Attributes:

White to light cream-colored, thin, hard, compact refined earthenware paste.

Transparent or faintly bluish clear lead glaze, caused by the addition of cobalt to the glaze.

Bluish cast where glaze pools.

Asian-inspired underglaze motifs hand painted in cobalt blue.

Vessel Forms: BOWL
CUP
PLATE
PLATTER
Comments: Handpainted Chinese-inspired designs on pearlware were eclipsed by transfer printing by about 1812-1815. After about 1820, blue floral designs painted with a bolder stroke than was common in the chinoiserie examples, became more popular.
Published Definitions: Noel Hume 1969, South 1977, Miller 1991, Sussman 2000b

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