Antique 1880 Aesthetic Movement Old Hall England Blue Transferware Plate in Excelsior Pattern | Decorative Earthenware Display Plate
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「Features」 · Images of sailboat and river/tree scene · Overlapping geometric shapes on edges · Complex patterns as decoration · Designed by Christopher Dresser · Made in England
「Style Inspiration」 A beautiful piece of history perfectly preserved to adorn your China cabinet. Don't miss the opportunity to add this beauty to your collection!
「History」 Transfer printing actually came about when English consumers called for an affordable alternative to the hand-painted utilitarian wares popular with the local gentry. Once the mass production of transfer printing came about, middle-class families could enjoy pretty dinnerware similar to that found in the homes of the aristocracy, but at a much more affordable price.
This decorative technique was developed in England in the mid-1750s, particularly in the Staffordshire region. Once the plate was inked with a ceramic coloring, the design was impressed on a thin sheet of tissue paper. This inked impression was then transferred onto the surface of the ceramic object. After it was inked, the object made its way into a low-temperature kiln to fix the pattern.
Some of the earliest transferware patterns were done in blue and white with an Asian influence.
「Dimension」 10" L x 10" W x 1.5" H
「Condition」 Very good condition for its age. It survived 141 years with no chips or cracks. Some light crazing.