Transferware takes its name from the printing process first developed in England in the later 18th century. A dampened tissue paper is placed on an engraved and inked copper plate, and then run through a press to reveal the design. The printed paper is then carefully peeled away from the copper plate, and the freshly inked design is transferred onto a piece of pottery. Once this pottery is glazed and fired, it becomes a permanent design. Multiples of any design could easily be made by this method, making it far more affordable than much of the hand-painted pottery of the day.
::All alphabet transferware dishes featured here are sourced from the Childhood Antiques Rubylane shop, where you can find more of this nature.