Earthenware Redware Pendant


Historical Information

Type; Transferware

Fabric: Earthenware Date: Late 19th Century

Find Location: The Thames Estuary, UK

Extra information;

The "transfer" process, developed in 1760 England, 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.