Transferware

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Every now and again, I’ll stumble upon a piece of Transferware. This time it was two red and white dessert plates from England.

Transfer printing onto clay was a decorative technique developed in England in the mid 18th century. Often the images do not line up exactly due to a shift of the image in the transfer process. Most pieces found today were made in the 20th century. Yellow tends to be the rarest color.

DSC_0029 DSC_0030I am drawn to the single color on white, and use most of my transferware pieces for decorative uses. Crazing is the fine crackle appearance you see. It in no way affects the quality of the plate. Each of these plates could bring me approximately $30.00 per plate if I were willing to wait for the right buyer on the internet. At $1.99 per plate I think it’s a win and will just enjoy them. Happy Thrifting!