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#20 - Ways to Fit the Transfer Pattern Onto the Ware

Rogers, Connie

Imagine the dilemma the transferer faces when the engraving at hand is not large enough to cover the entire center of the platter being decorated. Perhaps the managers of the pottery did not think it was worth the expense of cutting a larger engraving because the platter was larger than ordinarily used in the standard dinner set. There were several ways this could be remedied. One solution to the problem was to add another layer of the border. An oblong shape platter 25.75 x 22 inches is shown in Figure 1, with the impressed maker’s name, J. F. Wileman, Fenton, Staffordshire, in Figure 2 (Database pattern ID# 14772)*.

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