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Treacleware and Rockingham wares

Treacleware, or Rockingham ware, includes a wide number of variations. They are earthenwares that have a brown glaze that is generally fluid and translucent to some degree. The variations in treacleware include two-tone, dipped, splashed, amber, Measham ware (bargeware or canal boat ware) and many others.

The Swinton factory, Yorkshire, gave the name Rockingham to their refined brown-glazed earthenwares. This Rockingham ware gained popularity with the upper classes and royalty, so that prices were very high. Other potters copied the name to share in the craze. The Swinton Works did not invent Rockingham ware (treacleware), they merely refined it and elevated it.

Iron oxide and manganese dioxide have been used to produce brown and purple-brown glazes in many countries and for many centuries. Most British treacleware was made from the late C18th to the early C20th but it’s origins go back much further.

American treacleware or Rockingham and Flint enamel wares are often based on English originals but have a distinctive character of their own. The Bennington, Vermont factories are the most famous in the USA but other centres produced it too.

Treacleware for sale:

Two-tone treacleware (or Rockingham glazed) earthenware lion figure, Staffordshire - Paul Bohanna Antiques

Large two-tone treacleware (Rockingham galzed) moulded jug with 'Babes in the Wood'.


Large two-tone treacleware cat figure - front - AP/805 - Paul Bohanna Antiques


Treacleware (Rockingham glazed) Owl teapot - Minton artware - obverse - AP/856 - Paul Bohanna Antiques


Two-tone treacleware gothic jug - AP/888 - obverse front - Paul Bohanna Antiques








Treacleware Babes in the Wood jug c.1850
AP/695
  £75

Large treacleware cat figure c.1850-1875
AP/805
  £125

Minton Owl teapot c.1862-1871
AP/856
  £590

Treacleware gothic jug c.1845-1865
AP/888
  £45

Very large two-tone treacleware spaniel dog figure - obverse - AP/924 - Paul Bohanna Antiques


AP/993 - Small treacleware spaniel dog figure - front - Paul Bohanna Antiques


Small treacleware hare figure - obverse - AP/1028 -Paul Bohanna Antiques


AP/886 Small treacleware hydra type jug with crabstock handle, attributed to Swansea - obverse - Paul Bohanna Antiques








Large treacleware dog figure c.1860-1885
AP/924
  £115

Treacleware spaniel figure c.1850-1880
AP/993
  £75

Treacleware rabbit figure c.1825-1840
AP/1028
  £65

Treacleware hydra type jug c.1831-1850
AP/886
  £39