April 2019
Dear TCC eNews Readers: We're pleased to send you the latest edition of our monthly e-newsletter 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; please send to: TCC Web Content Administrator webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org a minimum of 10 days before the first Saturday of the month. 
There's More Below
We place new or important TCC announcements, transferware news, and events listings at the top, but there is a world of value to the middle and bottom of our eNews. We rotate new entries every month to our regular features, including Featured Books, Featured Articles, and Information Websites and Blogs. So, please, page down and sample our monthly offerings.
2019 Annual Meeting Birmingham, AL Registration Now Open
 
 

Join fellow TCC members and friends on October 17-20 in Birmingham Alabama for an exciting exploration of the prolific production of the Wedgwood factory and its competitors, and the innovative and creative 19th century developments in transfer printing which helped to shape the British ceramic industry.  

 

The Birmingham Museum of Art, with its stellar collection of ceramics, including its world renown collection of works by the Wedgwood factory, will serve as the focal location for lectures, tours, and hands-on activities. The Annual Meeting will include an impressive line up of speakers from the US and the UK, visits to the historic Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens and a noteworthy private collection, and the ever-popular Transferware Raffle, Show and Discuss Session, and Transferware Sale! More Information and Register Now! Pay online using PayPal.

2019 Annual Meeting Scholarships for Students and Young Professionals
 
Do the tales that ceramics could tell excite you? Do the patterns on transferware tantalize you and challenge you to hunt the pattern down? Would you like to meet other people who are like-minded and energized to share their stories of research and collecting?
 
The Transferware Collectors Club Board of Directors first initiated a scholarship program in 2016 to encourage and support students and young professionals in attending our annual meeting. This year our meeting will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, and we are seeking one or more graduate students or young professionals working in the decorative arts, archaeology, historic preservation, or other ceramic-related fields, to apply and receive scholarship funding which will cover the full cost of registration as well as a stipend to assist with hotel and travel expenses. Young professional / graduate student scholarship information and application attached.
Richards Transferware Research Grant Program: 2019  
Applications Now Being Accepted.

The Transferware Collectors Club is pleased to welcome applications for the 2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware. Past transferware research grants have subsidized research expenses, book printing costs, and meeting speaker fees; research subjects have included advertising on transferware, images of Latin America on transferware, digitizing of historically important slides, photographing of important collections, develop on-line exhibitions, and investigate various specialized topics. Application submittal deadline is May 4. More information
Tile Display of the Month - Examples from the TCC Database
 
BLOSSOMS AND BUDS BEHIND A GRILL   
 
TCC Database Pattern #17857. The tile back has a printed Rd. No. 15668 that represents 1884, the date the pattern was registered. It may be a product of the Marsden Tile Co. More information.
Pattern of the Month

Alaska

Seen is the "Alaska" pattern by Ralph Hammersley (& Son), 1859-1905. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
News
Davenport in the Madison Family Dining Room

Read about the Davenport Bamboo & Peony pattern used at President James Madison's Montpelier. TCC members have donated pieces of this pattern to Montpelier. No doubt, additional donations would be welcomed. Link here.
News
Ceramic Sherds at Montpelier

Read about the excavation, assembly and identification of ceramic sherds at Montpelier. Link here.
 
 

A Tear for Poland (see the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources for additional information on this pattern).
 

TCC member and Database Category Editor Leslie Bouterie avidly volunteers at Montpelier, and has identified numerous patterns.
Auction Watch  


There are no auctions at this time.

 
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Bulletin  TCC 2018 Number 2

Read the issue's featured article Anatomy of Tiles By Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here
Photo of the Month 
 
Bottle Ovens!  
 

Inside of a bottle oven used for firing sanitaryware. Note the huge multi-part saggars required for these very large and very heavy pieces. Date unknown.

Photo courtesy of Terry Woolliscroft in the Facebook page Potteries of Stoke on Trent.

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Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org 

Please Help with the Following
 
Seeking Facebook Editor
The TCC Facebook page will be losing one of our editors at the end of the year. We need one new editor, someone who will conscientiously add several new entries to our page each week. It's fun, educational, and you will contribute to the continued success of our club. Contact Judie Siddall: jrsiddall@gmail.com
 
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
Please contact the web administrator with suggestions or contributions of future Database Discoveries articles. See Database Discoveries archives.

Contributions Needed for Bulletin  
Bulletin editor Richard Halliday is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. Contact Richard, at bulletineditor@transcollectorsclub.org.
Classified Advertisements  

Sold Through Website Classified Advertisement
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.

To view examples:  http://www.transcollectorsclub.org/classifieds.html

Contact:  webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org

Henrywood's Highlights Number Thirty-Six of an Ongoing Series

A series of individually titled views of Europe made by Machin & Potts of Burslem. The series and individual titles appear along with the maker's initials M&P in a printed cartouche mark, and one of two different marks referring to the firm's patent process also sometimes appears. More information . Visit the Article Archives .
Featured Books
The Herculaneum Pottery: Liverpool's Forgotten Glory
by Peter Hyland

The emergence of Herculaneum pottery in early nineteenth-century Liverpool marked a pivotal moment in the clay arts. This book provides a comprehensive history of Herculaneum pottery-highly sought after in North America-and its rapid rise to international prominence. Get more information.
 
 
 
An Illustrated Guide to British Jugs From Medieval Times to the Twentieth Century
by R.K. Henrywood

With over 800 illustrations, this book is an invaluable reference for all collectors, dealers and enthusiasts as the author discusses techniques used for these decorative jugs. Get more information. 
Featured Articles

A Picturesque Voyage to India by Way of China Database Discoveries -
Contribution # 22 Transferware Collectors Club
December, 2015
by Michael Sack

Artists Thomas and William Daniell, uncle and nephew, are best known for their monumental work, Oriental Scenery (1795-1808), a collection of 144 elephant-folio size aquatints illustrating scenes of India from their eight-year sojourn there.  
 
Many of those aquatints were used by potters in the 1820s as sources for Indian patterns on transferware. However, in order to get to India, the Daniells had to travel on East India Company ships first to China and then back-track to India. It is not recorded how long they remained in China, or for that matter, how long they were in China at the end of their journey waiting for a ship back to England. Read this article.
 
A Scottish Mystery Database Discoveries - Contribution # 16 Transferware Collectors Club November, 2014
by Michael Sack  
 
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. It was made by John Thomson at the Annfield Pottery in Scotland, which was active 1826 to 1883. I told him that the pattern was in the TCC database without a source print, but his curiosity as a historian drove him to do some research on his own. To my surprise, he found not a print, but another source for the pattern. Read this article. 
Clubs and Information Websites & Blogs
THE Caughley Society
The Caughley Society was formed in 1999. Its aims are to educate the public in the subject of Caughley porcelains, to promote research and study in all matters relating to Caughley porcelain and to disseminate the useful knowledge gained for the public benefit. Visit the site.

 
National Park Service - Archeology Program
The National Park Service is steward of a diverse cultural legacy. From the cliff dwellings of the Southwest to the reminiscences of neighborhood residents where Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up, this legacy represents a continuum of American heritage-its places, objects, and traditions. The NPS Archeology Program provides national leadership, coordination, and technical guidance to aid in preserving this heritage. Visit the site.

Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
Over 60,000 International Visitors Have Enjoyed These Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by the TCC!   
Site visits grew by more than 72% in the last year! Visit these three exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On LinePatriotic America, and   Printed British Pottery and Porcelain online exhibitions.
Thanks to our Supporters
Thank you to 70 donors for supporting the TCC. Donations help support our research and education programs. Download a list of recent donors.
Database of Patterns & Sources Count
15,426 patterns,
1,024 sources
now available in the Database of Patterns and Sources.
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Gift Memberships Now Available
Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! More information. 
 Membership Roster
A Membership List updated in April  2018 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.
 Classified Ads
Members (including dealers) can post classified ads for free.  Ads may be posted in a monthly eNews, at the editor's discretion.
   
 Results of Auctions and Classified Advertisements on the TCC Website and eNews
four medallion platter
This four-medallion platter
sold for $8,500. Two previously advertised auctions resulted in sales of $7000 and $9500, both significantly over reserve.  
 
The rare "Chancellor Livingston" soup bowl advertised on the TCC website sold recently.

TCC Dealer Members can advertise up to 5 items for a very nominal price. More information.

Members who are not dealers can post classified advertisements at no cost. More information. 
 
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