Here’s a look at ten of my favorite pieces from my online store. They range from whimsical to historical to bold and beautiful.
Each of these pieces was available in my online store when I hit the “publish” button.
The technology behind transferware revolutionized the porcelain industry in 1756. The “new” method replaced hand painting and was among the first successful forms of mass production, as well, provided one of the first jobs for women in industrialized England (they had the tedious task of applying image-printed tissue onto blank dishes. As techniques developed, so did the popularity of new patterns and colors.
German Presentation Cup Shards
These beauties hearken back to a time when women from formal households would send highly decorated mugs to gentlemen they would like to have call on them (usually only after her father had reviewed his suitability). The colorful, three-dimensional mug were also popular gifts to give fathers and other male relatives and might include an endearment written on the site like, “remember the giver,” or “dearest.”