A type of fine, cream-colored Wedgwood pottery.
- Wedgwood did not invent creamware or Queensware, but the changes which he made in the body and glaze about 1759 created a revolution in the potters' trade and made earthenware popular for daily table use.
- The square platter in the English Queensware pattern was damaged in a fire, and black cracks caused by the heat and smoke were evident throughout.
- Josiah Wedgwood brought this ware to a high state of development and in 1763 named it Queensware for Queen Charlotte.
Mid 18th century (as Queen's ware): named in honor of Queen Charlotte (wife of George III), who had been presented with a set in 1765.
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