Dating in sunderland
Dating in sunderland - xxxsexey
The tissue paper is applied to the piece of pottery which is then immersed in cold water - with the result that the ink hardens on the pottery & the tissue paper floats free. On plaques, on jugs, on plates, on decorative vases, on china animals, on teapots, on whimsical items etc. There are wonderful examples to be found in the museums of the world.Michael Gibson (see next paragraph) describes that process as being relatively easy when transferring the design to a flat surface but rather harder when applied to the typically curved surface of a piece of pottery. May I suggest that you obtain a copy of specialist volumes on the subject.
As for other pages on this site, this page IS very much a work in progress! Because the webmaster is NOT an expert on the subject & has never been to Sunderland.There is a site here by 'Antiques Digest' which explains what 'transfer printing' is all about.And I have located other words which further explain the process also.Much as I would like to, I should not scan examples from Michael Gibson's volume.So below, as time goes by, I will show images that perhaps are acceptable - from say expired e-Bay items.But the ancient techniques are really NOT what is meant when people refer to 'lusterware' manufactured in Sunderland.
Rather the term is applied to more modern techniques where the iridescence is produced by applying a film on top of a glaze, by hand painting or perhaps by dipping, the decorative design being formed from metals, a different metal, such as copper, gold or platinum with other metals also such as tin, according to the intended colour of the finished piece.
And that pieces of pottery often exhibit 'creasing' of the design as a result & sometimes the design was even transferred to a piece of pottery of too small a size. The method would seem to have been discovered by Sadler and Green at Liverpool in about 1750. 'Antiques Digest' mention also 'blueprinting', an essentially Staffordshire process, of decorative scenic & oriental scenes. And particularly perhaps a 191 page volume entitled '19th Century Lustreware', written by Michael Gibson, initially published in 1999 by 'Antique Collector's Club', but republished later.
It is full of fine illustrations, & many of them are in glorious colour.
So the identical transfer design might appear upon pieces produced by different potteries.
But by what process an image on a copper plate was transferred to the face of a piece of pottery, I could not for a long while, explain.
And, so far, at least, has made heavy weather of learning about the whole subject of potteries.