Bright and beautiful drop earrings

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Historical Information

Type: Transferware

Fabric: Earthenware

Date: Late 19th Century

Find Location: The Thames Estuary, UK

Extra information

The transfer process, developed in 1760 Bngland, allowed for the mass production of lovely dishes, making them more affordable for the common folk. Barly manufacturers of English transferware include well-known potteries such as Wedgwood & Copeland-Spode. These potteries produced thousands of patterns in various colours (with Black & Mulberry being the rarest) on different types of ceramic, including earthenware, porcelain, & ironstone. Artists would etch designs onto copper plates, cover them with paint, & then print the image onto tissue paper. The paper would then be pressed onto a dish & kiln-fired.