Trade Catalog, Designs of Sundry Articles of Queen's or Cream-colour'd Earthen-ware… , Glass Tray for Ten or Twelve Glasses, plate 20, item no. 95, ca. 1900
Hartley, Greens, and Co. in Staffordshire, England, established in the late 18th century, still manufactures pottery tableware popularly known as creamware and Leedsware (manufactured near Leeds). Creamware is earthenware made from white Cornish clay covered with a translucent glaze that gives it a pale cream color. This 19th-century trade catalog, containing more than 70 pages illustrating hundreds of decorated tableware products, promoted Leeds pottery throughout Europe and America. The form of glass tray with scalloped rim, resembling that of decorative serving bowl or tureen, serves as a vessel for the rinsing and perhaps chilling of up to a dozen glasses.
It is credited
Collection of Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 28.5 × 23 cm (11 1/4 × 9 1/16 in.)