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News & Features

Pattern of the Month
pot lid made for the Australian Market

Shown is a 2 inch pot lid made for the Australian Market. It is pattern #5184 in the TCC database. This printed lid was used by Trouchet until 1928 when the cost of printing became prohibitive. This caused Trouchet to use plain pots with adhesive labels.

Tile of the Month
Stylized Fanciful Turkey #02

This is a 6 inch tile with the maker, Josiah Wedgwood's name in raised letters on the back. It is dated c. 1870-1900. This is such an imaginative pattern in shades of blue and white that once you think it looks like a turkey, it can't be anything else! No reference has been found; therefore, it has a TCC Assigned Name. It is pattern #18281. There is a link to Stylized Fanciful Turkey #01 that has another way to use the idea behind the design.

Photo of the Month
Robey Steam Engine

The Minton Stoke Robey steam engine, transported to and restored at Cheddleton flint mill. 

Auction Watch
Heathcote Cromford House pail or dough bin 1

Hansons Auctioneers will feature 150 lots of blue and white transferware from the Arthur and Julia Roberts collection on the 29th and 30th of July. The entire collection consists of in excess of 500 pieces and covers the period of 1780-1840 across most genres; chinoiserie, rural scenes, florals, armorials and more. Most factories all well represented as are the shapes with plates, mugs, jugs, platters, drainers, tureens, tea wares, child's wares making up an incredible collection. 

Feature Article
In Focus: How Spode went from local ceramics manufacturer to global fame and household name

Recent article in Country Life shows how Spode went from local ceramics manufacturer to global fame and household name. This year, Spode celebrates its 250th anniversary. Matthew Dennison tells the story of how this English ceramics manufacturer, still based in the Potteries.

Database Discoveries
Group in India

Author Michael Sack describes the recent tour by 13 transferware enthusiasts to India. The group visited a number of sites that were painted by British artists in the 18th and early 19th century and subsequently incorporated as views on transferware. Images of the pottery, source prints, and locations as they appear today are included. Enjoy!

2020 Annual Meeting
Virtual Event 2020

At the Board's recent Spring meeting conference call, it was determined to host an online Virtual Annual Meeting in October 2020. Specific date and other information will be announced once plans are confirmed. Check Meeting page for more information.

Special June 25, 2020
Special June 13, 2020