Liverpool Pitchers 

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These items shown in this section 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.

Liverpool pitchers that have American designs, particularly George Washington and/or Benjamin Franklin, and/or the American flag, are apparently worth more than other types of Liverpool pitchers that don't have American designs or symbols.

1790 Multi-colored Transfer Liverpool Pitcher

Common Liverpool Pitcher

Liverpool Pitcher with a Maritime Theme

Staffordshire Pitcher of Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

Liverpool Pitcher with Brother George Washington

Early Masonic Liverpool Creamer

Gray's Sunderland Liverpool Pitcher Reproduction

Early 18th Century Masonic Liverpool Pitcher

Early Liverpool Transfer Mug circa 1800





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