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WHITEWARE, TRANSFER PRINTED - TYPE INDEX


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Type Name:
WHITEWARE, TRANSFER PRINTED
Category:
REFINED EARTHENWARE
Production Origin:
ENGLAND
Production Date Range:
1830-present
Defining Attributes:
Clear lead glaze, background is pure, paper white

White to off white colored, thin, hard, compact paste

Glaze in clear to light grey where is pools, may also be slightly bluish

Transfer printed designs made up of many tiny dots in red, pink, green, blue, brown and black

Vessel Forms:
BOWL
PLATE
PLATTER
Comments:
After 1850, Willow pattern is used for tea as well as table wares. During the 1830's romantic views were the most popular motiff, and after 1870 Japanese styles gained popularity in brown designs on ivory backgrounds.
Published Definitions:
South 1977, Miller 1991, Samford 1997