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From Print to Plate: Views of the East on Transferware. See the Exhibition and Attend a Lecture

New exhibition features early nineteenth-century blue-and-white transferware with scenes of India, the Middle East, and China

Blue-and-white transferware reached its peak in production and popularity in the first half of the nineteenth century.  Staffordshire potters in central England first developed a successful method for transferring designs onto wares using hand-engraved copperplates as early as the mid-eighteenth century.  Designs on wares often featured exotic, distant lands such as India, the Middle East, and China.  A number of superbly illustrated books made by European travelers and artists in the early nineteenth century helped fuel the British public’s fascination with foreign locales.

Attend a lecture by collector and exhibition partner Michael Sack to learn more about the SFO Museum’s latest exhibit:

Date & Time:  Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Aviation Museum and Library.  Parking will be validated.

From Print to Plate: Views of the East on Transferware is located pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby, San Francisco International Airport.  This exhibition is on view to all airport visitors from July 30, 2016, to March 19, 2017.