The American technique originating from
Europe, according to some people was born in Russia, while
for others in Meissen, Germany. It is certain, however, that
some porcelain painter, European emigrants, at the beginnings
of the 900's have introduced this technique in America. So,
they were able to keep it in life and to hand down it while
in Europe it was disappearing.
The motifs of the decorations are compositions of flowers
or fruit, landscapes, portraits. What distinguishes the designs
is the delicate shading techniques, the lightness of the colour,
the presence of a coloured background.
It is possible to obtain very light images, almost transparent
with colours just posed, with shadings and soft shades which
pass from a tonality to the other delicately with a suffused
and veiled light. The shadows of the background have the purpose
to put the subject in brightness.