|WHIELDON WARE, CAULIFLOWER PATTERNED
White to light cream colored, thin, hard, compact paste
Background glaze is cream to off-white in color
May have yellowish to greenish cast where glaze pools
Mottled and spattered designs in purple, blue, brown, yellow, green and grey
Tureen lids are molded into the shape of a head of cauliflower
|Whieldonware is the first of the refined earthenwares and as such is found in the same mold patterns as those used in white salt glazed stoneware, including barley, bead and reel, and dot, diaper and basket. This type is also known as "clouded" ware.
|Noel Hume 1969, South 1977