Thursday, December 13, The Cottage Journal Winter Issue Many months ago my sweet friend that is a photo stylist asked if they could use our home for a photo shoot…of course, I said yes! Anything for free advertising! At the time I wasn’t so sure I should’ve let them do this…don’t get me wrong.. But when they are in your HOME…that is a totally different story! I was thrilled that they began with my small but loved Creamware collection! And of course, I love seeing both of my boy’s in print! Somehow, Holly’s portrait didn’t make it in here…wonder how she will feel about that! I am more than happy to share our home with you! It is well loved and well lived in!
HOW TO DISPLAY ANTIQUES IN YOUR HOME
Recently, I just haven’t seen very much of it; and the prices have been almost out of my range. Ebay seems to have plenty of entries, but I prefer the hunt in person so I can touch and feel. During the first part of our recent weekend in Denver, I didn’t see a single piece. Then I spied this pitcher all by itself in a booth with s stuff. I knew right away that it was the Perak pattern from the James Beech Swan Works factory in England dating from around the s the aesthetic movement era.
Transferware is a type of printed ceramics seen in table wares and other household items. This category contains examples from both England and France. The decorative technique was developed in England in the midth century, particularly around the Staffordshire region.
Much lighter than its dark Georgian counterpart Willow it reflected the Victorian age. Staffordshire pottery had come of age and its products no longer needed to rely on copies of chinese styles which Willow undoubtedly was; and with the spread of the railways throughout the United Kingdom this new romantic pattern proved to be far more popular.
With the Industrial age now dawned ordinary people gained access to what had been the preserve of the wealthy and what they wanted was a pattern that was clean light and above all affordable. The body of most Asiatic Pheasants dinnerware was commonly earthenware and the sheer volume of demand led inevitably to a general loss of quality in both the potting and the printing. This was not universal and good examples were produced in the late C19th and early C20th but they rarely match the quality and fineness of the earlier pieces.
Co-operation between pottery firms was not uncommon, patterns were known to be loaned and when large orders came in they were frequently sub-contracted to firms with spare capacity, even competitors to meet the demand. Piracy, however, was also not unusual and the engravers of the copper plates used for printing, who were usually in business on their own account, would often sell their popular designs to more than one Pottery, and were not averse to copying a pattern or two if there was profit in it.
The list of marks associated with the pattern is around and is by no means exhaustive. The proliferation of producers broadly spans the period when the greater proportion of the pattern was produced. This was as much to do with the changing partnerships and managements of the potteries as it was to do with the expanding market. A single factory could have several owners, all with their own marks, whilst being in almost continous production.
Body shapes changed as the feathered or gadrooned edged pieces made way for the cheaper Oblong shapes and several potters found markets in North America for versions in black, red, brown, purple and mulberry. The Staffordshire town most associated with the pattern is Tunstall where the pattern was in continuous production from about to by several pottery firms at a number of locations, including the Well Street, Swan Bank, Unicorn and Pinnocks works.
Decorating a Cake to Look Like Transferware
The excellent Transferware Collectors Club website www. Later the potters expanded the color selection to red, pink, purple, cranberry, brown, black, green, yellow, gray and various combinations of these colors. The pattern subjects became more diverse to appeal to domestic, European and foreign tastes. The United States became a major market for transferware, even after the War of Pottery embellished with American scenes, patriotic figures and historic events found legions of buyers among the U.
Transferware made between and usually has ‘England’ printed on the back. After the mark is ‘Made In England’. There are numerous references in print, and of course there is the TCC Pattern Data Base, with thousands of patterns shown with information on the maker, date, etc.
My collection currently numbers thirteen nine dolls’ houses – I used to have over forty houses but have been steadily streamlining the collection and in over the last eight years I have sold off all my commerical antique and vintage houses but two. My primary focus is now restricted to artisan dollhouse miniatures with a few exceptions here and there. Many of my houses are displayed in one room where I painted a Rufus Porter-style mural around three sides of the room.
One wall is copied from the mural that appears in the Tynietoy mansion while the other walls feature scenes from the Delaware Valley landscape, where I live with my husband and troublesome cat on the north side of the Musconetcong Mountain. Other houses are located throughout my house with the largest ones restricted to the ground floor because big houses do not fit up the narrow stairways of a year old farmhouse!
A Sentimental Journey I was presented with an unusual opportunity around Thanksgiving when out of the blue, I received an email from the son of the late Gretchen Deans. If you are a newer collector, you may not know that Gretchen was one of the three founders of the original Nutshell News magazine back in and served as the East Coast editor for some years. She was a collector from her childhood and accumulated an amazing collection of artisan furniture, the highlight of which was her outstanding collection of handcrafted furniture by Eric Pearson.
Texian Campaigne Pattern Transferware
Flow Blue is highly collectible, antique blue-and-white china. The vintage dishware was most popular during the Victorian era and has experienced several surges of renewed popularity in the past 45 years. Flow Blue is a type of antique china called transferware. The production of this attractive dishware produces a gentle, hazy quality in the design that was originally a mistake.
The brilliant white background contrasts with the beautiful cobalt blue color of the decoration.
Blue Transferware: Flow Blue, Ironstone, Blue Willow, Staffordshire. Flo Blue, Blue Willow, and Staffordshire Historical Blue are all names of various wares .
Hundreds of potters were busy producing decorative and functional wares for the exploding population. Many of these wares were mass-produced and marketed to the ordinary working family. High quality tableware and decorative items were made for the more aspiring and affluent middle and upper classes. Large country homes and elegant town houses occupied by the new industrialists, financiers and rural elite who wishes to impress bought fine examples of pottery from the classic potters of the time such as Spode, Davenport, Masons, Mayer, Wedgwood, Herculaneum, Don and countless other factories.
Underglaze blue and white transferware was very popular and much produced by numerous factories often illustrating idyllic rural scenes and romantic ruins in foreign lands. These pieces can form a stunning assemblage and are often used by interior designers to create a statement in a room. The pink splash lustre decorated pitchers are made in the North East of England in the Newcastle and Sunderland area.
The silver lustre ware was produced mainly in Staffordshire and Yorkshire.
English, Welsh and Scottish Blue and White Transferware, pottery and china
The collection includes pottery made by J. The proceeds of the sale will go to benefit water purification projects in the developing world. Edwin Robertson developed an interest in collecting and appreciation of foreign cultures from an early age. Many of his close family lived abroad and he was to follow suit.
Transfer ware: The transfer printing process began in and was developed by John Sadler and Guy Green of Liverpool. It was then adopted by Josiah Wedgwood who used it .
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It feels like saying “thank you” to you isn’t enough, but thank you. Thank you so much Art. I have come home after two months of therapy and already my life is completely different. I can feel again and those deep terrors that plagued me several years ago are understandable. They are feelable, thank God. And then without my second go around in I could not have survived the pain of losing my husband.
Pattern history Asiatic Pheasants, blue and white transferware pottery
Hello, friends – I hope your new year is off to a bright and beautiful start! As much as I love the whiteout, I’m already wishing for an early spring. It’s been unbearably frigid in the DC area, and even colder up in Maine when Tom and I visited at the beginning of this month.
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Hello, friends – It’s been a long time! It wasn’t my intention to take such a lengthy blog break. Life just got busy. Since my last post in the spring, I have much to share. Tom and I were in Maine most of this past summer and, after returning to Maryland, we’ve been focused on our cottage here. Speaking of design work, I’ve been spending more and more time helping clients with their interiors and landscaping. I’ll share a few projects soon. But, honestly, finding enough time to do that plus run the shop these last few years has been challenging.
Because I am personally involved with every detail at Tone on Tone – from buying each item to styling each vignette – the store really limits my availability to focus on other work. Therefore, I have decided, with a heavy heart, to close Tone on Tone in Bethesda. The shop has always been like another home; except everything has a price tag: It’s been a treat welcoming each of you through the front doors, and chatting antiques, decorating, topiaries, travels, etc.
So many of you have become dear friends, too!