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Vintage Transferware Pedestal Bowl - the french kitchen
Vintage Transferware Pedestal Bowl - the french kitchen
Vintage Transferware Pedestal Bowl - the french kitchen
Vintage Transferware Pedestal Bowl - the french kitchen

Vintage Transferware Pedestal Bowl


Vintage Transferware Pedestal Bowl 

  • Vintage.
  • Collected from flea markets across the French countryside.
  • Made of earthenware. 
  • Each is unique and special. We'll choose a pretty one for you.  
  • 9-10" Dia | 3.5-5" H

Why you'll love it

We found these pretty vintage compotes in flea markets across the French countryside.  We love their simple, classic design.  They are chameleons in the kitchen, holding your cake one day, your grapes another day, and serving croissants for your brunch on the weekend.  

About ironstone

Ironstone is a type of pottery or stoneware that was first produced in the early 19th century. It is known for its strength, durability, and ability to imitate the look of more expensive porcelain. Ironstone gets its name from the iron-like properties it exhibits when fired.

Ironstone is made from a mixture of clay, flint, and ironstone (a sedimentary rock rich in iron oxide), which gives it its characteristic dense and heavy composition. The clay and other materials are combined and formed into the desired shape, such as plates, bowls, pitchers, or teapots. The pieces are then fired at high temperatures, resulting in a hard, vitrified surface.

One of the distinguishing features of ironstone is its white or off-white color, although it can also be found in other colors such as blue or brown. The white ironstone became particularly popular because it resembled the more expensive porcelain of the time.

Ironstone was initially developed as a cheaper alternative to porcelain, which was highly sought after but expensive. Its affordability, durability, and resistance to chipping made it a popular choice for everyday tableware, kitchenware, and other household items.

About transferware

Transferware china, also known as transfer-printed china or transferware, refers to a type of ceramic or porcelain ware that features designs or patterns transferred onto the surface using a printing technique. It emerged in the late 18th century and gained popularity throughout the 19th century.

The transfer printing process involves creating a design or pattern on a special transfer paper or tissue. This design is typically engraved onto a copper plate or roller, and ink is applied to the engraved surface. The paper or tissue is then pressed onto the ceramic surface, and the design is transferred through the ink. Afterward, the ceramic piece is fired in a kiln to permanently set the transferred design.

The most common color used in transferware is cobalt blue, but other colors like red, green, brown, and black are also found. The designs often depict pastoral scenes, historical events, landscapes, floral patterns. The intricate and detailed designs were achieved through the fine engraving on the copper plate or roller.

Transferware revolutionized the ceramic industry by allowing mass production of detailed and decorative pieces at a more affordable cost compared to hand-painted wares. Transferware was versatile and used in various ceramic items such as plates, teapots, bowls, tureens, and decorative pieces.

Today, transferware china remains highly collectible and appreciated for its historical and aesthetic value. Antique and vintage transferware pieces are sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.

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