Around 1783, Josiah Spode’s company perfected a technique to apply a blue transfer ceramics underglaze.
At first this was applied to fine earthenware. Then, around 1790, he started producing bone china. Bone china is really made with bone ash mixed with clay. It is very white and translucent. Bone ash was used by porcelain factories before, but Spode added kaolin clay, making it even stronger. By 1815, nearly all the factories in England were using Spode’s formula. Continue reading →
Blue and White Chinoiserie Tablecloth by Ralph Lauren
I used to have a beautiful blue and white table cloth. It had a chinoiserie print in shades of cobalt blue on a white background. I used navy or yellow place mats over it. It was perfect to really set off my blue willow dishes. I think it was Ralph Lauren, but it has been discontinued and I cannot find it. Continue reading →
I am in love with this Chinoiserie Metal Boot Tray. It is by Home Furnishings by Larry Traverso. It isn’t part of a collection or anything. I can’t find that he has anything else with a Chinoiserie motif.
Chinoiserie Metal Boot Tray Home Furnishings by Larry Traverso Antique Brass finished Hand hammered galvanized steel