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Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916 / Anglo-American pottery; old English china with American views, a manual for collectors
(1899)

Printed designs relating to America, by old English potters,   p. [9]


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PRINTED DESIGNS RELATING TO AMERICA, BY OLD
ENGLISH POTTERS.
LIVERPOOL WARE.
HE EARLIEST POTTERY with
printed designs of American
subjects was made at Liverpool,
England, toward the latter part
of the last. or, more properly,
the eighteenth century. The
art of transfer printing on
earthienware had been practiced,
to a limited extent, for about forty
years before the English potters turned
their attention to the American market. The
credit of the invention of this style of decora-
tion has been claimed by both Worcester and Liv-
erpool, but the weight of the evidence at our com-
mand seems to be in favor of the latter place, where,
it is said, copperplate printing on both pottery and por-
celain was commenced as early as 1752, by John Sad-
ler, who is, therefore, claimed to be the originator of the pro-
cess.


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