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An Early 19th Century Earthenware Tobacco Jar with ‘Bat Transfer’ Decoration
An Early 19th Century Earthenware Tobacco Jar with ‘Bat Transfer’ Decoration, English Circa 1810
The cylindrical body glazed inside and out, fitted with a conforming domed lid and decorated overall with hand applied ‘bat transfer’ motifs of hunt & coaching views. Condition is fair, old firing cracks and minor wear commensurate with age and use. Dimensions, 8” high x 5.5” diameter.
The method of ‘bat-transfer’ decoration was the method of applying ink on a baton (‘bat’) over a thin perforated tissue onto a ceramic body. This practise was very time consuming and was in use for a relatively short period of time, roughly from 1800-1820.