|Stapled Staffordshire Blue Transferware|
First, some prerequisite information: transferware was developed in Staffordshire, England in the mid 18th century. The process involves transferring a print from an engraved and inked copper plate to a sheet of paper, then to clay,which is glazed and fired. The blue was the only underglaze that could handle the heat.
|Historical Blue Staffordshire "Old Blue" - City Hall, New York, by John and William Ridgway, Hanley, England (1814-1830)|
Until the early part of the 20th Century, when new glues were perfected, all early repairs were riveted or stapled! Generally, it wasn’t the kind of thing you could do at home, so it had to be carried out by experts.
During the 18th and 19th Century hand-drills were used to carefully drill holes either side of a crack in your porcelain. A staple or rivet was then heated up and fitted into the holes. As the staple cooled the metal contracted and pulled the porcelain tightly together. This formed a very stable repair with a solid feel and prevented the crack from travelling further. A very old and skilful method! - Antique Porcelain Collector
|The Beauties of America Series - The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Description|
|This platter was made circa 1830 by (Enoch) Wood & Son(s), North Staffordshire, England.|
|Classic Shell Border (around a scene depicting crimes against humanity)|
|The Wood Family " the celebrated English family of Staffordshire potters" were related to Josiah Wedgwood.|
|A Charming, Footed Limoges Cup and Saucer|
|Even More Charming Maremma|