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Transferware developed in the 1750’s  has long been the method of surface decoration for ceramic pieces of pictoral images and sayings.   Transfers were applied to plates, platters, jugs, and tea sets making decorated ceramic less expensive and accessible.  Today the process is still in use and updated with new technologies.


The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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