Due to the high level of interest and bookings, and limited capacity for the various workshops, tours, and meeting rooms, we regret to inform you that registration for the full TCC 15th Annual Meeting (Oct. 16-19, 2014) is now closed. Unfortunately, we also can no longer accommodate requests to attend individual days or to be wait-listed.
A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Transfer-Printed Victorian Tiles" by Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here.
Transferware from a British Perspective
A very unusual series of views, made by Charles Meigh, with few individual scenes currently recorded. They are rather vignette-like, small in size, and surrounded by white space within a border which features panels made up with ecclesiastical arches, beams and fretwork. More information. Visit the Article Archives
Database Discoveries Article #15
Author Judie Siddall writes "While waiting for Mozart's The Magic Flute to begin, I read the notes in the program titled Mozart's Die Zauberflote (Magic Flute) A Masonic Perspective by Tom Ellison, Past Master, Masonic Lodge 712 in California and chorus member of West Bay Opera (Palo Alto, California). I knew that Mozart was a Mason, as were many 18th century luminaries such as Joseph Hayden and Benjamin Franklin, but I didn't know much about the Masons (also referred to as Freemasons). I decided to look for Masonic patterns in the TCC Pattern and Source Print Database in the hopes of learning more about the Masons." Read the article. See DBD archives.
Your TCC Bulletin Editor is soliciting--for articles, that is! The Bulletin needs your fresh contributions about transferware: research articles, rare or previously unrecorded patterns or variations on well-known themes, unusual forms, source prints, personal experiences and interpretations, highlights from your collections. All contributions are welcome and appreciated. More information.
Pattern of the Month
Shown here is an 8.5 inch soup plate from the Chinese Juvenile Sports series by an unknown maker. The series was printed in red, pink, black, brown and purple. Each size and shape shows a different center pattern. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! Gift recipients receive a handsome certificate verifying their membership as your gift, enabling them to take advantage of the same benefits that you enjoy. More information.
Classified Ads on the TCC Web Site
Did you know that your TCC membership entitles you to free advertising on our site? (Dealers pay a nominal fee.) Check out all our classified ads, and consider placing your own!
New Classified Ad
Spode Supper Set - early 1830s
A fabulous early supper set in excellent condition, Geranium pattern. Measures 18 1/2" round. Four large serving dishes in excellent condition. The center has 2 pieces that can be used as separate dishes. This looks close to the one I personally saw in the private Spode Blue Room with Robert Copeland a few years ago. A wonderful piece of transfer history! Offered by Mary Cheesman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by TCC
(1916, Ada Walker Camehl)
(From Google Books apparently still under copyright; need to purchase). More information.
by R. and R. Halliday
This 320-page hard back book brings to the attention of the collecting public nearly 300 transferware items from 1780-1840, including examples of dinner ware, toilet and medical ware, and pieces for food preparation and storage. More information.
2014 TCC Research Grant Recipients
We are pleased to announce two new research grant recipients, Daniel Schavelzon, Ph.D, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and John Simpson of West Sussex, England.
No current auctions. Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Art Fund launches appeal to save Wedgwood collection.
Find out more here.
Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 11,000 patterns in the TCC Pattern Database! The membership year is from July 1 through June 30, so now is a good time to renew or join. See membership registration and information here.
The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol. XV No.1, 2014 -- has been updated as of May 6, 2014. A rich resource! Read it here.
Goldberg-Brown Collection Historical Transferware Auction
Pook & Pook auctioned 594 lots of spectacular Historical Transferware. Read Lita Solis-Cohen's Maine Antique Digest summary of the auction.
What a facelift! The front Church Street Entrance of the Spode Works has been painstaking restored by Stoke Council to a very high standard. More.
Spode Works Visitor Centre Expands
The Spode Museum Trust has announced an expansion of its exhibits and new visitor hours. Read more.
Potter Paul Scott
Holburne Museum in Bath November 2014 - January 2015
Potter Paul Scott manipulates the Willow and other transferware patterns into subversive comments on our life and times. His work will be exhibited at the Holburne Museum in Bath November 2014 - January 2015. More information.
Exhibitions of Pots by the Northern Ceramics Society
The exhibitions include many spectacular and fascinating transferware pieces. More information.
Blue and White:
British Printed Ceramics
Victoria and Albert Museum
Exhibition January 2015
Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in April 2014 is now available (for members only and only for non-commercial use). Download now. Please review your entry on the list, and notify us of any changes in your contact information.
We are now offering new advertising opportunities for TCC member transferware dealers, auctioneers, and show managers. Read more.
Transferware Collectors Club is extremely grateful for the generous contributions this past year which continue to help to make its programs and resources possible. Download the list of 2013 donors.
As the TCC strives to grow its membership and programs, there is a need for more volunteer support. The TCC needs your help! Read more.
Results of Recent Auctions Advertised on the TCC Website and eNews
The Masonic Hall, Philadelphia plate recently offered by TCC member Richard Marden sold for $7000, significantly over the $5000 reserve.
A ca. 1793 President Washington and Eagle medallion plate recently offered by TCC member Peter Scott sold for $9500.