This week someone pinned a chair that looks like it’s made of glass. There was no link and no name, so I had to look for it. Continue reading
The Gondola pattern has been transfer-printed since the 18th-century. Antique examples by E Wood and Sons, William Smith & Co and other traditional houses were made in browns, reds and other popular shades. The composition of gondolas in the waters of Venice are bordered with bold florals with a grand Italian feel.
Similar to the Gondola pattern, the Green Toile tea set is transfer-printed in green on white porcelain with a classic English tea pattern.
The Madison Bay Company out of Pennsylvania markets reproductions of vintage china, mostly through museum gift shops. They make china that looks just like the antiques, but it is microwave and dishwasher safe. You can buy sets or purchase it by the piece. Continue reading
The Madison Bay Company, out of Pennsylvania, distributes antique reproduction tea sets made using the transferware process popular in the late 1700s.
Liberty Blue isn’t really an antique reproduction. The pattern wasn’t made until more recently. Continue reading
This cheerful tea service is made with cranberry red transferware. It has a nautical motif, a ship in full sail, similar to the more complex pattern on Staffordshire Salem Fairwinds transferware.
The Madison Bay Company, out of Pennsylvania, distributes antique reproduction tea sets made using the transferware process popular in the late 1700s. Although most transferware was made in cobalt blue, other shades became popular in America in the early 1800s.
The Charleston or Carolina pattern is a classic brown transferware with low country scenes. Continue reading
The Equestrian pattern is transfer-printed in black on white porcelain. A beautiful high-contrast design that is oh, so traditional.
Equestrian transferware, with hunting scenes, carriage scenes or other scenes drawn from English or early American life are a traditional in vintage porcelain.
The Madison Bay Company also makes mini tea sets in a reproduction botanical floral Rose pattern in both cobalt blue and traditional red versions. Perfect for a tea party, these little sets are about half sized. Continue reading