Category Archives: Transferware

The Accidental Beauty of Flow Blue

Josiah Wedgwood II is credited for inventing this beautiful and popular form of Transferware. But other experts think it happened by accident when the cobalt oxide escaped its boundaries during firing or glazing. These pieces were sold as “seconds,” and … Continue reading

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Blue Willow and the Star-Crossed Lovers

Just about everyone has a piece of Blue Willow china, whose deep cobalt color may have evolved from early Imari designs (blue survived the kilns better than other colors). Many people also know the famous Chinese legend of the pattern: … Continue reading

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Transferware: Elegance for The Rest of Us

Way back in the day, Imari and other Japanese and Chinese hand painted porcelains were very expensive, and only the gentry could afford it. But everyone else wanted to share the same luxurious colors and designs – they were sick … Continue reading

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