Database of Patterns & Sources Count
16,894 patterns, 1,074 sources now available in the Database Patterns and Sources.
April eNews 2021
Dear Transferware Enthusiasts:
We're pleased to send you this edition of our eNewsletter to give you the latest club news informing you of up-coming club activities and interesting new content on our web site and our Facebook page. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and input; email the TCC Web Content Administrator
2021 Research Grant Proposals now being accepted
All grant applications must be received by May 4.

The Richards Research Grant Program is dedicated to supporting research focused on British transferware produced between 1750 and 1900. Annual funding for this program remains at $10,000. More information.
April Lecture
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Contextualizing Transferware from Drayton Hall’s South Flanker Well, Charleston, SC.

by Corey A. H. Sattes, Wexler Curatorial Fellow, Archaeology, Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
Description: The South Flanker well site at Drayton Hall, an 18th-century plantation estate north of Charleston, South Carolina, provides a unique opportunity to examine the intentional refuse of those living on the property. Additionally, the contained nature of this context allows for us to observe relatively clear phases of trash deposits, each associated with different generations owning the house. The recovered transferware from this assemblage, and the research acquired in the Transferware Collectors Club database, has been invaluable for dating these contexts. This talk will examine the range of the recovered transferware ceramics, methods of analysis, and interpretations of their role in market accessibility and household use.

The April lecture is co-sponsored by
The Transferware Collectors Club and the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust. 
Speaker bio: Corey A. H. Sattes received her B.A. in both Archaeology and Art History from the College of Charleston, and her M.A. in Anthropology from George Washington University. Sattes currently works as an archaeologist and the Wexler Curatorial Fellow at Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, where she curates and catalogs the legacy archaeological collection at Drayton Hall using the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS). She researches the material culture of Native Americans, enslaved Africans, and African Americans in the southeastern United States during and following the colonial period. She focuses primarily on ceramics manufactured and used by Native Americans and African descendants, namely colonoware. Sattes also specializes in artifact photography and digitization.
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 Wanted: images of transfer-printed jugs / mugs featuring Palemon & Lavinia
A researcher is looking for quality images and locations of transfer printed creamware mugs and jugs with images of Thomson's Palemon & Lavinia. See examples. If you know the whereabouts of pieces featuring this pattern (not the versions on tiles), please contact Sandro Jung at
Contributions Needed for Bulletin 

Bulletin editor Richard Halliday is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin.
The Board is working on plans for an expansive virtual on-line Annual Meeting in October and looks forward to being able to gather in person in 2022. We will keep you posted on plans for October as they develop.
Hansons Auctioneers
Curated Ceramics Auction
Rescheduled to April 9th
Dr Richard Halliday of Hansons Auctioneers is proud to announce their next Curated Ceramics sale rescheduled to April 9th. The catalogue is online now. There are approximately 350 lots, of which half are transfer-printed. Pieces include a footbath, coffeepots, tureens, mugs, jugs from most major factories such as Spode, Swansea, Davenport, Clews and more. Genres include Chinoiserie, Romantic, Indian, English Scenes, Animals and much more. View the Online Catalogue
Jeffrey S. Evans And Associates
Collection Of Nick Routson, Phoenix, Arizona
May 22nd
Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates is honored to announce part one of the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, Arizona will be offered on May 22 at our gallery in Mt. Crawford, VA. This comprehensive collection, which comprises nearly 1,000 pieces overall, will be presented over the course of four unreserved auctions. Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates website
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction 
with an emphasis on transferware.
Elephant and Howdah
Shown is a Ralph Wedgwood & Co., Burslem (1790-1798) 12.5 inch platter known as Elephant and Howdah. More information.

Members only: See pattern #693 in the Pattern and Source Print Database.

Thanks to Judie Siddall for preparing the "Pattern of the Month."
Crossed Bamboo with Ivy
The pattern was produced by both Minton Hollins & Co. (1868 - 1962) and Minton & Co. (1841-1873). A 6 X 6 inch tile showing crossed bamboo stalks and leaves. It is pattern #17352 in the Pattern and Source Print Database.

The pattern example is marked on the back with Minton Hollins & Co. The second image shows how the pattern looks when the individual tiles are grouped together, and the bamboo stalks are also crossed between tiles. It is interesting to note that two of the tiles in the group of four are marked the same as the individual tile; however, the two other tiles in the group are marked "Minton & Co". Link to more tiles.

Thanks to Connie Rogers and Kurt O'Hare for preparing the "Tile Display of the Month."
Summer House, Wrinehill, Staffordshire
Very few of the 8,000 – 9,000 advertising pot lids portray an actual building, let alone the owner’s residence (in this case) or the actual manufactory (apparently across the road). This one does. According to the Historic England website, Summer House dates from around 1710-1720. The lid probably dates from the later 19th century. More information in the TCC DB, Pattern # 12307. See past Photos of the Month.
Recorder News 30, April 2021
Welcome to an extra unscheduled edition of the Recorder News. Work has been progressing quite well on researching views of continental Europe for another volume of The Transferware Recorder but progress has been significantly slower than anticipated. The potters made more than enough views to fill the book but a big problem has proved to be locating suitable quality images for illustration, so this issue is a special appeal for help. The various series covered here could all feature in the book, but we desperately need more images. Quite apart from those specifically mentioned, we would be interested in any transferware views of mainland Europe, regardless of colour, produced in the nineteenth (or even eighteenth) century. Unusual shapes would be particularly welcome. If you think you can help at all please get in touch via the usual Recorder email address: Read this issue.
Upcoming Lectures

May 13, 2021Beyond Blue: Transfer Printing in Fancy Colours
Lecturer: Pat Halfpenny, Curator Emerita, Ceramics & Glass, Winterthur Museum

June 10, 2021 - Transferware at the End of the World: Archaeology of a 19th Century Shipping Cargo in the Cape Horn Route
Lecturer: Dr. Dolores Elkin of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano (INAPL)

Past Lectures
These lectures have been recorded and are available to current TCC members on the TCC website. Member login required. TCC website.

Transferware In The Valley: Evidence Of English Transferware In New England’s Connecticut River Valley, 1820-1850 presented by Daniel Sousa, Assistant Curator at Historic Deerfield

From Trowel to Table: Ceramic Sherds Inform History Detectives at James Madison’s Montpelier presented by Leslie Lambour Bouterie, Visiting Curator of Ceramics at James Madison’s Montpelier and Visiting Scholar for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

And His Little Dog, Too: The Enoch Wood Pottery Memorized on a Mug, presented January 2021 by Angelika R. Kuettner, Associate Curator of Ceramics and Glass at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Floral Prints as Sources for Patterns on Porcelain and Transferware; the Botanical and Gardening Obsession, presented December 2020 by Patricia (Pat) Knight, member of the TCC and the San Francisco Ceramics Circle.

The 'Etching Revival' and Transferware: Aestheticism on the Dinner Table, presented November 2020 by Jeff Ruda, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of California, Davis, and TCC member.

The Trade In British Transferware With The Dutch East Indies 1820-1940, presented September 2020 by Jaap Otte, Director of Development, Office of the Chief Information Office, the Smithsonian, Washington, DC.
Bulletin TCC 2021 Number 1
The pending bulletin is in digital production, and should be available in a few weeks for download and mailing of hard copies.
The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue. A rich resource! Read it here.
Database Discovery #4 - Aesthetic Movement Transferware Some Things of Beauty (and Utility), by Rita Robbins

The Aesthetic Movement patterns are distributed into six sub-categories at this time: Birds, Border Only, Cartouches, Floral, Japanesque and Other. My intent here is to show a few of the unusual patterns in some of those categories. Perhaps it will entice you to look further at this section, which is one of the youngest in the database (patterns generally date between the late 1870’s to the cutoff in this database of 1900). Perhaps because of this “youth”, there have been no definitive books written on the Aesthetic Movement in transferware. This too was a discovery, and has made research more difficult, with a lot of “Maker unknowns” and “TCC Assigned Names” in the entries. Read the article.
American Historical Transferware Treasures at the Smithsonian, by Peggy Sutor, et al

On Friday, October 21, 2011, TCC members had the fantastic opportunity to view selected items from the Ellouise Baker Larsen Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. The collection, much more extensive than the 30 pieces we were able to view, was donated by Larsen in 1962. It is rarely on public view. Those fortunate enough to view the collection were attendees of the four-day Annual TCC Conference, which was held in Baltimore. Read the article.
Inside The Head Of A Collector, by Shirley M. Mueller, MD

The contents of this book are cutting edge, unique and sure to get attention. Mueller breaks new ground in an area not previously explored. Her information is relevant not only for collectors, but also for colleges, and universities which teach collection management, plus museum staff who interact with collectors and dealers of objects desired by collectors. Heavily illustrated with ceramics from Mueller's collection and packed with useful information, this book will become a required vital resource. Get more information.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of British Willow Ware, by Connie Rogers

The major part of the book is the catalog of over 400 manufacturers with marks, photos, reprints of ads from “The Pottery Gazette,” brief histories and type of willow made. This will be of great value not only to collectors of the Willow Pattern, but to all collectors, dealers and students of British ceramics. It is a treasure house of information and an indispensable book of reference. Get more information.
Oxford Ceramics Group
The objective of the Oxford Ceramics Group is to encourage the study of European pottery and porcelain whilst also exploring their links to other cultures. We aim to provide a forum for collectors, students and enthusiasts to obtain and exchange information. Link to site.
The Potteries of Trenton Society
The Potteries of Trenton Society (POTS) mission is to promote the study and appreciation of Trenton’s ceramic industry by: gathering and preserving information related to the industry, sponsoring research projects, seminars and conferences, and promoting industry-related heritage tourism activities. LInk to site.
Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
Has Your Postal Mailing Address Changed?????
If you have moved but are not receiving your quarterly TCC Bulletin, you probably forgot to notify our member chair of your new address (this applies to email address changes also). The bulletin is mailed “bulk” and is not forwarded to new addresses by the USPS. Please notify the member chair directly:
More About Transferware Collectors Club

We are now accepting simple classified (not display) advertisements from TCC member transferware dealers as well as non-dealer members. There is no charge for this member service. Following are the criteria:  
  • Limited to three quality images of item(s) for sale or example(s) of an item(s) you wish to purchase.
  • Include a very short description paragraph, including a link to your website and/or email address.
  • Dealers must be TCC members, limited to once/year maximum.
  • Requests will be processed in the order received, and there is no guarantee as to when your ad will be posted.
  • The TCC Web Administrator at his/her discretion has the right to reject inappropriate or inadequate submittals.


The Database Needs Editors 
Do you love a good mystery? Do you fancy yourself to be a Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple? If your answer is "yes", then you are the perfect candidate to join the ranks of TCC Database Detectives! Download more information.  

New Database Discoveries Articles Needed 
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Contributions Needed for Bulletin  
Bulletin editor Richard Halliday is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin.

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