A New And Beautiful Art Of Instantly Transferring Pictures To China And Other Ware To Imitate Exactly The Most Beautiful Painting
Decalcomanie has now been successfully before the public for a number of years. The above is still a later invention, and never before brought to the market. It has long been a question whether the durability of a transferred article, particularly on glass, porcelain, china, etc., could not be improved upon. This has at last been accomplished, and the choicest designs are now likewise printed with mineral or china colors, thus meeting a demand often made. Articles ornamented in this manner, and after going through the regular process of burning in, will be found as durable and impossible to deface as those painted by hand from the celebrated potteries of Europe. By this, the art of Decalcomanie is brought to perfection.
1. Place the mineral subject which you wish to transfer (about ten to fifteen minutes before being used), between some blotting paper slightly moistened. The object of this is to give flexibility to the paper, which thus moistened will give itself easy to the object, either concave or convex, on which you desire to transfer.
2. Cover the object to be decorated with a coat of Vitrifiable Varnish, about the size of the design, with a flat camel's-hair brush; leave it to dry a few minutes, that is, until the varnish is nearly dry, and be careful to lay on the varnish as thin and even as possible, nor leave any spots bare. The varnish may be applied to the picture instead of the ware.
3. Press the picture on in a uniform manner, and rub at first with a clean piece of linen, then, with the handle of a tooth brush, or ivory handle of an infant's brush, or any smooth article suitable in shape, rub constantly for several minutes, until the entire paper assumes a polished appearance.
4. Place the transferred object in a pail of water, until the paper detaches itself, or can be removed without any difficulty.
5. Pass gently a soft brush, dipped in water, over the transferred picture, in order to remove the preparation off the paper. Press down the blisters of the picture with a soft pad made of silk or linen, instead of the above manner, if preferred.
6. Now lay aside the decorated article for twenty-four hours, to get thoroughly dry, and be careful in keeping it out of the dust.
This being all done according to directions, your work is now ready for being burnt in by the furnace. The burning in process for which the work is now waiting, is only to be accomplished in a china burning establishment.
Materials Required. 1. One flat camel's hair brush. 2. Vial of vitrifiable varnish. 3. Vial of clarified spirits.
Designs go by numbers, as follows:
Upright Flower Bouquets,3x4, 30 on sheet
Scenes, Landscapes,2x21/4,35 on sheet
Roman Heads, 2x23/4 , 36 on sheet
Celebrated Painters' and Female Heads, 21/2x23/4, 20 on sh.
Ladies' Heads, small 1x1/2,144 on sheet
Flower Bouquets,assorted,64 on sheet
Ladies' Heads, oval, 23/4x31/2, 20 on sheet.................
Flower Bouquets, assorted, 64 on sheet
Children's Heads, 1x11/4 ,168 on sheet
Roman Heads, 3x2, 36 on sheet
Females, 4x3, 16 on sheet
Female Heads, 2x21/2, 42 on sheet
Monkeys, 3x31/2, 20 on sheet
Roman Heads, one color, 48 on sheet
Round Fruit Pieces, 5x5, 16 on sheet
Classical Statuary Figures in groups, 6x91/4, 6 on sheet
Deers, full size, 15 on sheet
Oval Fruit Pieces, 3x31/2,.36 on sheet..
Bis. Oblong Fruit Pieces, 3x31/2 and
1x31/2, 30 on sheet
Bis. Children's Pieces, 3x31/2,18 on sheet
Children in squares, 3x43/4, 12 on sheet,
Chinese in groups, 6x4,10 on sheet-----
Birds in squares, 2x21/2, 24 on sheet....
Oval Flowers and Fruit Pieces, 5x21/2,
22 on sheet
Garland of Mosses, Roses, etc., assorted.
28 on sheet
Etruscan Figures, Emblems, etc., 31 on
Female Busts, 4x5, 10 on sheet
Oval Landscapes, 51/4x4, 9 on sheet....
Children's Heads, 21/2x33/4, 21 on sheet,
Fantastic Warriors and Females, as-
sorted, 14 on sheet
Female Busts, 3x31/2, 21 on sheet.......
Figures in Groups, ass't'd, 8 on sheet..
The above designs are all to be burnt in on crys-tal, porcelain, etc., and cannot be used any other way.