It's no surprise, then, that my new favorite antique is 19th-Century English canary pottery. I've come across some labeled as Staffordshire and some labeled as pearlware and some labeled as lusterware. I'm not up on my Georgian-era pottery, so I won't bother with labels. All I know is that this pottery -- whatever you call it -- is distinguished by its vibrant, Dick Tracy yellow hue (often accompanied by a pearl or luster glaze or painted details).
A lot of canary ware is transferware, and if that's your thing, you can find many charming yellow child's mugs that were often given as gifts or prizes. As for me, I prefer the pieces decorated with charmingly naïve hand-painted flowers and designs.
From Patrician Antiques, a sweet plate:
From Fort Hill Studios, a darling flower pot for your pencils or posies:
I'm in love with this pitcher from John Howard:
And I like the funky metallics on this one, also from John Howard but since sold:
Finally, this bowl on ebay is too pretty for words: