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Gaudy Dutch, Gaudy Ironstone and Gaudy Welsh

Gordon Campbell

in Oxford Art Online


Published online October 2008 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T2072142

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English ceramic export wares made for the American market. Gaudy Dutch ware is a type of Staffordshire cottageware produced in the early 19th century for the American export market, specifically the German colonists in Pennsylvania known as the Pennsylvania Dutch (i.e. Deutsch). Gaudy Dutch wares are painted with blue underglaze and bright overglaze enamels in cobalt blue and burnt orange; the designs, which often include floral motifs, were often based on the Imari designs used for fine china in Derby and Worcester. The shapes are conventional, though the cups do not have handles. Gaudy Welsh (which was sold to Welsh settlers in America) and Gaudy Ironstone are simpler and cheaper wares, and are usually decorated in copper lustre....

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Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass ; Art of the United States ; 19th-Century Art

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