Drabware

A five-piece Wedgwood Drabware tea service, England, 19th century, each with applied blue fruiting grapevine band, the covers with Sybil finials

p4A ItemID E8900747
A large Wedgwood smear glazed Drabware club jug or pitcher, England, early 19th century, white classical figures in relief

p4A ItemID E8861321
Antique English Drabware Game Pie Dish, Cover and Underplate, marked, cover decorated with game bird, basket weave relief

p4A ItemID F7999521
Forty Pieces Wedgwood Drabware Leaf Dessert Service, British, 2nd quarter 19th century, drabware ground decorated with gilt decoration

p4A ItemID F7972604

Staffordshire potters had been producing saltglazed drabware since about 1720 and a stained, glazed earthenware with stamped or sprigged ornament since 1755. Wedgwood’s drabware, with its distinctive greenish brown color, was introduced about 1811 both as a dry body stoneware used mainly for decorative objects, and as a stained earthenware, primarily used for tableware. Beginning about 1819, the stoneware usually had a smear glaze and was ornamented in contrasting colors or occasionally the stoneware itself was used to ornament caneware. It was produced mainly during the middle of the 19th century, but has been revived for time to time in the last 30 years for commemorative pieces.


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