Definition of queensware in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈkwiːnzwɛː/


[mass noun]
A type of fine, cream-coloured Wedgwood pottery: a dinner and dessert service in queensware
More example sentences
  • 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 honour of Queen Charlotte (wife of George III), who had been presented with a set in 1765.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: queens|ware

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.