Tea service, ca. 1770
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Three pieces from the service. Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Robert Hancock (Attributed), Worcester Factory (Attributed)
Porcelain with transfer-printed decoration; Teapot with cover: H. 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm), Diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm), W. with handle: 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm); sugarbowl: H. without cover 2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm), H. with cover 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm), Diam. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm); cream jug: H. uncovered 4 1/8 in. (10.6 cm), H. covered 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm); one coffeepot; one tea caddy; six teabowls (without handles); six saucers; one handled cup.
Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, Pa.), 75.26.2
The process of ornamenting ceramics by creating an engraved image, printing it with ink and oil onto a tissue, transferring the image from the tissue to glazed or unglazed ceramic wares, and sending the wares into a kiln in which the heat bakes the engravings onto the surface of the wares is often called transfer-printing.

This service is printed with scenes from two very popular series: "The Milkmaids," and "Rustic Lovers."

Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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