An Elizabethan Wedding Custom for the wealthy was to present a miniature picture to the man to give some indication of what his prospective wife might look like.This custom was followed prior to the betrothal of King Henry and Anne of Cleves.They ate their meals from silver, delft from Holland and glass.There were also vessels made of pottery, known as Coarse Sandy Ware.It was an age of exploration and expansion abroad, while back at home, the Protestant Reformation became more acceptable to the people, most certainly after the Spanish Armada was repulsed.
During this time the English Renaissance was at its peak as the arts and culture flourished.
The Elizabethan era is the epoch in the Tudor period of the History of England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603).
Historians often depict it as the golden age in English history.
These pieces were generally brown or green with a plain simple lead glaze.
The Elizabethan people still had not seen the fine porcelain wares produced in China.