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were used as both water and ale pitchers. The black transfers were made from an
engraved copper plate which was inked. Then a tissue paper transfer print was
made and applied to the pitcher. It was then fired for a second time.
Sometimes a "bat" print was used. This was a stretchable piece of gum-like
materials that transferred the engraved image to the pitcher. Sometimes they
were done over the glaze and sometimes under the glaze. The reason that many
transfers are in such good condition, after circa 200 years, is that they won't
wear off because they are under the glaze.
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