early 19th century
The image of Dr Adam Clarke (1762-1832) was 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 and religious plaques were produced in large quantities in the early 1800s. Images of John Wesley were particularly popular.
See also the other transfer-printed plaques in the Online Collection.