Saturday, May 17, 2014


Two and three color transferware patterns made their debut in the 1830s.  Usually, the border is one color and the center is another.  But this is not always the case (see below.)  I purchased my first two color pattern in the early 1990s.  I loved the cheerful colors.  Some of the colors matched and some looked odd together.  I learned that most two color patterns were exported to the United States.

Enoch Wood & Sons No. 107 pattern 9 inch plate/Notice the feathers in the border/The children are playing on a see saw.
Enoch Wood made a lot of two color patterns: Fisherman, Rail Way, Festoon Border, No. 106,  and No. 107 (they probably made other patterns too.)  There are different centers on each size and shape, and Fisherman and Rail Way even have interchangeable borders!  See the article by Margie Williams in the Transferware Collectors Club Spring 2008 Bulletin titled E. Wood & Sons' Interchanging Border Phenomenon if you want more information about the borders.


Rail Way

Festoon Border
No. 106
Other factories also made two color transferware

William Ridgway (1830-1854) Asiatic Plants 10 inch plate

John Wedg Wood (1841-1860) Hibernia 8.12 inch plate

Thomas Mayer (1826-1838) Mogul Scenery 6 inch plate

John Ridgway (1830-1841) Shiraz 10.25 inch plate

Job & John Jackson (1831-1835) Valencia 10.5 inch plate

Thomas Mayer (1836-1838) Canova plate

As you can see on the photo below, two color patterns make a colorful display. 

A Bouquet of Two Color Transferware/ Top row from left:  Ridgway Shiraz, Herculaneum plate, Davenport (three color transfer),  Jackson Moss Rose (three color transfer)/ Middle Row: Maker Unknown Cornelian, Wedg Wood Hibernia, Wood Festoon Border, Hicks Meigh & Johnson Birds & Flowers/ Front: Teapot, Podmore Walker & Co. Harvest Home, Wood Fisherman plate,  and Ridgway jug

1 comment: