English porcelain dating
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They brought with them the production methods for tin-glaze pottery manufacture.
This type of pottery is known as delftware in England, and it flourished in London, Bristol and Liverpool in the 17th and 18th centuries.
It was replaced in the 18th century by refined stonewares, salt-glazed stoneware, fine earthenwares, creamware and pearlware, made mainly in Staffordshire, the heart of the English porcelain industry.
The alternative formula for soft paste porcelain was first made in Europe by the Medicis in Florence in 1575, and later made in France from the latter part of the 17th C at Rouen.
Then in the 18th C by St Cloud, Mennency, Chantilly, Vincennes and Sevres.The three basic English porcelains can loosely be called glassy, soapy or bony.