Staffordshire Potteries English Tray with Blue Transferware Decorations
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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Lovely and refined English oval ceramic tray; elegant and rich blue decorations have been executed on the white background using the transferware method; the mark on the back tells us exactly that the object was produced by the Clementson Brothers LTD Company between 1901 and 1913 at the Phoenix factory in Shelton, the company made a wide range of objects with this decoration called "Delf" ( see mark no.909 p.150 of "Encyclopaedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Mark"). Transferware, which was very fashionable in the Victorian period, refers to glazed and decorated pottery with a specific treatment that they produced in Staffordshire, England; they used copper plates on which the design was engraved, the plate was then inked and the design transferred to a special fabric that was later placed on the pottery (plates, trays, tureens, etc.) which was glazed and fired; the first to use this printing process were John Sadler and Guy Green of Liverpool in 1756. If we look at the pottery made by this method we will notice that the designs are not perfect and often the ink is smudged: this is their characteristic. A hand-painted plate service could afford few English families, with this method even middle-class families could have a decorated plate service. The Clementson Firm was founded in 1839 by Joseph Clementson, who retired from the business in 1867, leaving the factory to his four sons and son-in-law Edward Baxter; by 1893 the firm had 275 employees, became a joint stock company in 1910, and closed permanently in 1916. The company produced almost entirely for markets in North and South America and India; produced a very wide assortment, including whiteware, graniteware, medium-sized printed ware such as tableware, tea and toiletries, and semi-porcelain ware, all making use of a valuable plant of modern machinery that was able to compete favorably with any other company in the ceramic industry. The Clementson, during production, paid close attention to sanitary matters so as to ensure the health and comfort of the operators, and the general relations existing between the owners and their many workers were of a harmonious and satisfactory character. Measures width cm.29, depth cm.22, height cm.2. The tray is in good condition, underneath are two small nicks, which are on the back not visible. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.
Place of origin:
2H x 29W x 22D
0,79H x 11,42W x 8,66D
Creator / Artist:
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The tray is in good condition, underneath are two small nicks, which are on the back and not visible.
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