Commemorative Plaque

Commemorative Plaque
Commemorative Plaque

1800-1850 / Ceramic / Commemorative / Object / Ornament / Wesleyana
Ceramic, glazed
early 1800s

The image of John Wesley and his last words, 'The Best Of All God Is With Us', were transfer-printed onto this plaque.

Transfer printing is a technique of decorating porcelain or pottery using an engraved copper or steel plate from which a print on paper is taken. This is then transferred by pressing onto the ceramic object. It is a cheap way of decorating pottery and porcelain. Transfer-printed commemorative plaques and other memorial items were produced in large quantities following John Wesley's death and were accessible to most of his followers.

See also the other transfer-printed plaques in the Online Collection.