Whieldon ware

Whiel·​don ware | \ ˈ(h)wēldən- \

Definition of Whieldon ware

: a fine English ceramic ware produced by Thomas Whieldon (1719–95) at his Staffordshire pottery and often characterized by marbleized and tortoiseshell effects

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after Thomas Whieldon †1795 English potter

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“Whieldon ware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Whieldon%20ware. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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