Lilac and purple
While purple and lilac were fashionable colours in the 18th century for overglaze printed decoration on porcelain, creamware and pearlware, it wasn’t until the late 1820s that they were was used for underglaze transfer prints on earthenware. They remained in production through the 1830-60 period but the colours gradually fell out of favour towards the end of the 19th century.
Plate made by Davenport, Staffordshire printed with a pattern titled Chinese Pastime made about 1840
Jug made by William Ridgway, Staffordshire, printed with a design from a series titled Oriental, made about 1840
Plate made by Edward Challinor, Staffordshire, printed with a pattern titled Corinthia, made about 1855