An exciting new online exhibition of Printed British Pottery and Porcelain was launched on October 17, 2014. This online exhibition relates the remarkable story of the production of printed pottery and porcelain in Great Britain from 1750 to 1900. Designed for the enjoyment of a broad audience from the ceramic novice to the advanced collector and researcher of printed British wares, the exhibition introduces visitors to all aspects of Great Britain’s proud and vibrant industry. Link to pdf press release or go to the site.
Donors and Winners of the 2014 TCC Raffle Fund Raiser
Thank you to donors, Robert Conn, Frank Davenport, Peg Mauzy, Connie Rogers, Michael Sack, Judie & Dick Wagner, Loren Zeller, Richard and Cher Zillman. Special thank you to Leslie Bouterie, Frank Davenport and Michael Weinberg for promotion and sales, exceptionally well done. And thanks to our many raffle participants and winners (see below).
Transferware from a British Perspective
Following my previous excursion back to British views, I now return to looking at one of the many series of which few details seem to be recorded in existing literature. "Italy" is a series of titled scenes of Italy introduced by Cork, Edge & Malkin of Burslem but continued in production by their successors Edge, Malkin & Co. who registered the design on 29 September 1879. The central views appear within a border of scrolls on a concentric line ground. More information. Visit the Article Archives
Special limited time offer to purchase books from the SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Catalog of ART, ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, LANDSCAPE AND ANTIQUES. More Information.
The Nuneham Courtenay Pattern. A design success story with many subtle shades of diversity. More Information and Ordering.
NEW! Database Discoveries Article #16
Author Michael Sack writes "A simple question from a friend, a retired historian, has set off a chain of research and highlighted a mystery. My friend saw on eBay a 2-7/8” plate titled “Indian Chiefs” (Figure 1) and asked me if I knew of a source print for it." Read the article. See DBD archives.
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.
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
Seen here is a 2.5 inch polychrome advertising pot lid made by John & Jos Mayer (1842-1855), ca. 1851. 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!
Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by TCC
by Petra Williams
Staffordshire- vol. 1- has 536 patterns, Staffordshire- vol. 2- has 394 patterns, and Staffordshire- vol.-3 has 130 patterns (1060 patterns total). More information.
140 pages, 450+ illustrations. Dated in Blue is a catalogue of dated underglaze blue painted earthenware, both creamware and pearlware, from 1776 to 1800. 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.
Woolley and Wallis will hold an auction of English and European Ceramics and Glass on November 25, 2014. The sale includes the Brian Gill Collection of Bat-Printed Spode, 32 Toby jugs from the Phil Medgett Collection, and a private American collection of English blue and white porcelain, alongside further small private consignments including blue and white printed earthenware. View the full catalog at:
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Wedgwood Collection Saved
A generous outpouring of donations totaling L15.75m has saved the Wedgwood Collection, which will be transferred to the V&A Museum but will remain at its current location in Barleston, Staffordshire. 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.2, 2014 -- has been updated as of November 2014. A rich resource! Read it here.
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.
Blue and White:
British Printed Ceramics
Victoria and Albert Museum
Exhibition January 2015
Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in September 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.