Worcester hexagonal white-glazed creamboat

England, c1760-62



The press molded cream “ewer” being a modified and slightly simplified version of the earlier Limehouse type*,

with a rococo-moulded panel to each side, and a geranium leaf beneath the spout,

the handle of double c-scroll form with and double C-scroll handle having a molded thumb rest;

known for their thinness in potting, and seldom relating to the teapot patterns

Bearing labels verso : Collection of Gladys L. Robertson, Galt Ontario, No. 3;

Albert Amor, London

Condition : Excellent; the usual kiln spit present in several areas

*The earlier Limehouse and Bristol creamboat versions were usually left in the white. 

Bow and Chelsea made an extensive white glazed series. 

Worcester made fewer shapes in the white, only making white creamboats or sauceboats on occasion.  

It has been suggested that some Worcester white creamboats may have been left in the white

(or unfinished) for various reasons - possibly a firing flaw.

2” High x 4.25” Long Over Handle / 2.1 oz in weight





See below for more about early white porcelain.








About White Porcelains


The first white porcelain was produced in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1269 AD).

It was known as Ding (Ting) ware - a white paste covered with an almost transparent ivory glaze.

The forms were quite simple, with incised or stamped decoration.

About the same time, colored glazes were also introduced.

These showier glazes, as well as underglaze blue, overtook the simple elegance of white Ding wares.


It was not until the end of the Ming Dynasty, (circa 1685-1644), that kilns in the Fukien province

introduced Dehua wares ("blanc de chine") - a white porcelain with creamy glaze. 

The majority of the forms were small figures, bottles, dishes,

and libation cups and beakers.

Upon reaching Europe, these crisply molded cups and beakers became immensely popular -

and from the late 1600's, imitated in varying pastes and glazes by European manufactories.

Among the earliest European producers were :

Saint-Cloud, Mennecy and Chantilly in France, Meissen in Saxony (Germany),

and in England, Lund's Bristol, and particularly early Chelsea and Bow.


Unlike Chelsea and Bow, Worcester left very little in the white -

a few small creamboats and sauceboats, 2 drum form teapot forms, some lovely figures -

and a truly spectacular white rococo-molded cistern, inspired by a silver shape.

As Worcester concentrated more on enamel and blue and white decoration, 

there is speculation that the few remaining Worcester white wares might simply be unfinished

- or perhaps somehow flawed.


Also See :


First Period Worcester White Cos Lettuce Sauceboat

England, c1755-57

First Period Worcester White-Glazed Porcelain Teapot



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First Period Worcester Hexagonal White-Glazed Creamboat, England, c1760


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