Around 1800, Josiah Spode II, a potter working in Staffordshire, developed a new type of soft-paste porcelain. Many potters looking to imitate the white, translucent body of Chinese porcelain used different types of clays and other materials to achieve the same affects; Spode used finely-ground animal bone ash to create a strong, translucent ceramic body.
Other potteries soon began producing their own versions of bone china, and it came to dominate English porcelain production from the early-nineteenth century up to today.
The Herculaneum Pottery produced a wide range of earthenwares (including several of the pieces of creamware in the center case in this gallery) and bone china. The shape of this pot is known as the "New Oval" shape and was introduced at Herculaneum around 1810.
|Year Range from||1810|
|Year Range to||1820|
|Place of Origin||Made at the Herculaneum Factory, Liverpool, England|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer|
|On View||Reeves Center, European Gallery|
|Gallery ID Number||176|