Pastel Daisies


This necklace features a sherd of early 20th Century pastel transferware porcelain found on the banks of the Thames.  


Historical Information

Type:Floral Transferware

Fabric: Earthenware

Date: Early 20th Century

Find Location: The Thames Estuary, UK

Extra information:

This is a sherd of Beautiful floral Transferware that has been transfer printed. It has been sea-rolled.

The "transfer" process, developed in 1760 England, allowed for the mass production of lovely dishes, making them more affordable for the common folk. Early 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.