Commemorative Plaque

Commemorative Plaque
Commemorative Plaque

1800-1850 / Ceramic / Plaque / Sculpture / Wesleyana
Ceramic
Early 1800s

Commemorative plaques and other memorial items were produced in large quantities following John Wesley's death. This plaque is particularly interesting because the transfer-printed image is based on a miniature painting of Wesley on ivory, also in the museum' Collection.

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.