A little look at a few pieces from my gathering of vintage ceramic and ironstone mainly transferware plates in blue patterns some with a toile design.
* I’m a clunker when it comes to photography so don’t expect my images to be jaw droppingly beautiful like you see elsewhere and on many other blogs. Thank goodness for the phone I say!
I’m mainly interested in ironstone, faience, stoneware and crockery with patina, patina of crackle, old and crazed, of stains and browning from wear and tear.
Real patina from real use.
Aged. Crazed. Discoloured. Worn. Damaged.
Faded shades of cream. Creamy colours. Buttery. Drab. Fading brown. Soft muted tones.
Rustic ironstone. Aged ironstone.
Brown crazing and crackle.
No set of anything. Mis-matched. No perfection. Just abandoned pieces I have collected along the way.
What is ironstone you ask? Here’s an intro to ironstone from Wikipedia
Love the vintage browning in this old plate.
Crazing and browning.
Some of my favourite pieces.
Rustic brown crackle.
Love the crackle and crazing.
Other ironstone pieces in my little collection are things like soup terrines, tureens, some serving dishes and large platters as well as some gravy boats, plates, jugs and bowls. Maybe for another post.