Sunderland Lustre 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.

Early English Sunderland Lustre Pitcher

Western Star Lodge No. 21 - 100th Anniversary Pitcher

Early English Cornish Ware Pitcher

Early Chinese Export Cider Pitcher

1816 Sunderland Luster Pitcher Presentation

Early English Sunderland Lustre Plate, Cup and Mugs

Sunderland Ware Masonic Mugs with Dragon Handles

Pearlware Sunderland Pitcher:  Circa 1826

Early Copper Lustre Creamer Pitcher

Early Staffordshire Lustre Creamer Pitcher

Early Sunderland Lustre Creamer Pitcher

Early Multi-colored Sunderland Lustre Pitcher

Another Early Multi-colored Sunderland Lustre Pitcher

Another Early Multi-colored Sunderland Lustre Pitcher

Early Sunderland Lustre Mug with Dragon Handle

Pearlware Masonic Creamer Pitcher circa 1750

 

 

         

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