Victorian Transfer Printed Jug
Transfer printing is a method of decorating pottery or other materials using an engraved copper or steel plate from which a monochrome print on paper is taken, which is then transferred by pressing onto the ceramic piece. Pottery decorated using the technique, is known as transferware or transfer ware. It was developed in England from the 1750s on, and in the 19th century became enormously popular in England. The bulk of production was from the dominant Staffordshire pottery industry.
This is a large transfer printed jug, very popular in the mid to late 19th century. This is an unusual colour though, as the vast majority were decorated in blue. It was made in Staffordshire and has a stamp on the base of an oval cartoush and the word "Alexandria". This style of jug would have been found in most households of a moderate to high income.
The condition is very good with no chips or cracks.
Dimensions: 21cm x 16cm