Green Transfer Printing was introduced perhaps as early as 1825. The earliest documentary references are found in the recipe book of the Burslem potters John and Richard Riley. The Riley brothers were in business from about 1796 until they died in quick succession in 1828. Written between 1821 and 1826 their manuscript contains many dated recipes from 1800 to 1826 and includes references to other potters and their wares and a recipe for “Green under the glaze for printing”.
Plate made by Spode, printed with a pattern known as The Lion, The Bear & The Fox from Spode’s Aesop’s Fables series, introduced in about 1830
Ewer from a set of ewer and basin, made by John Ridgway, Staffordshire, printed with a design entitled Olympian, 1830-40
Plate made by Middlesbrough Pottery, printed with a pattern from their Arabian Nights Series. 1834-1844