Five Net Pattern Blue and White Dishes Made Staffordshire England, circa 1820



We are pleased to offer this set of five “Net” pattern blue and white transferware deep dishes. Among the many transfer patterns made in the 19th century this one is outstanding. The color of the dishes is a beautiful, strong blue. Looking at these dishes the eye is drawn in to the central medallion which rests on “netting”. Surrounding the center are four panels decorated with chinoiserie scenes. Between the panels are four lotus blossoms in bloom.
Dimensions: 9.35″ diameter
Condition: Excellent
Price: $575 for the 5 dishes
Background of transferware
Transferware is pottery that has had a pattern applied by transferring the print from a copper plate to a specially sized paper and finally to the pottery body.
At the beginning of the 19th century transfer patterns were copied from the blue and white Chinese designs found on the hand-painted porcelain that was popular in England in the 18th century. Within a few years potters began to incorporate European features into these designs. By the 1820s, the number of potteries in the West Midlands grew. The new technology, fueled by the Industrial Revolution, made Staffordshire the center for pottery making and development for the next 100 years.