August 2018
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 a minimum of 10 days before the first Saturday of the month. 
There's More Below
There's More Below. We understand that there is a tendency to view the top/beginning of a web site or newsletter, and then to move on, thinking that anything of importance is at the top and the bottom is a waste. It's true 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. 
Meeting Preview #1: A Day at the Mystic Seaport Museum Friday, October 19
In the morning, we will tour the museum's many historic buildings, ships, and exhibits. These include a Cooperage shop, where wooden casks and barrels like those used to ship transferware in the 19th century are still made by hand; a General Store, like those where millions of pieces of transferware were sold historically; and restored historic homes of the period where British transferware would have been used.  
Following lunch in the "Latitude 41" Restaurant overlooking the Mystic River, the Mystic Seaport Museum Curatorial Staff will give a presentation about the Museum's beautiful transferware collection. Download Meeting Preview #1 with registration information included. 
2018 Meeting in Providence, RI  
October 18-21, 2018

This year's Annual Meeting will focus on the marketing and exportation of transferware from Great Britain to North America. Our Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil Ewins, Senior Lecturer in Design History, University of Sunderland, UK, and author of Supplying the Present Wants of Our Yankee Cousins: Staffordshire Ceramics and the American Market 1775-1880, will be joined by an impressive line-up of experts presenting a wide variety of topics from maritime decoration on printed wares to Chinese export porcelain and its influence on British transferware.  Download brochure and registration form. 
Pattern of the Month

Geese with Peonies and Freathers

Shown is a 10.75 inch plate known as Geese with Peonies and Feathers. It was made by G.M. & C.J. Mason (1813-1826). Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  

Friends of the Spode Museum

TCC Members and Subscribers may make tax deductible donations to support the outstanding effort by the Spode Museum Trust Heritage Center with their restoration initiatives by sending a check in U.S. Dollars (payable to American Friends of the Spode Museum) to: 47 Roselyn Terrace, San Francisco, CA 94118.

Auction Watch  

There are no auction listings at this time.
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Recorder News   

With publication of Volume Four of The Transferware Recorder behind us we have several new discoveries, a detailed retailer's mark, and another fine presentation jug for an auction report. Keep in touch. Download a copy.

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Photo of the Month 
Cooper-Molera Adobe, Monterey, California
Examples of transferware (and additional contemporary English and Chinese pottery), excavated from the Cooper-Molera Adobe, a component of State of California Monterey State Historic Park. Photographed by David Hoexter in June 2009, with Dick Henrywood (pictured), Melanie Henrywood and Judie Siddall. Additional images. To view additional examples, click here. For more information on the site, click here.


Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: 
New Book
Bottle Ovens and the Story of the Final Firing  
by Terry Woolliscroft and Pam Wooliscroft  

This book, published in the 40th anniversary year, tells the story of The Last Bottle Oven Firing. Part 1 answers the question 'What is a bottle oven?' Part 2 details the 1978 final firing with contemporary reports and previously unseen images. Part 3 is a bottle oven dictionary explaining some of the unusual words specific to bottle ovens and the pottery industry. Available by phone orders only UK £9.95. Get more information.
B ULLETIN TCC 2018 Number 1

Read the issue's featured article Japan Dreams of Egypt: Cairo by William T Copeland and Sons By Kelly Keating. Members, read the entire issue here

Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table Exhibit
April 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Winterthur Museum,Garden & Library

Click on image for enlarged view.


James Madison's Montpelier Archaeology Expeditions

Montpelier announces its 2018 Excavation Expedition and Other Programs. More information.


Historic Eastfield New York 2018 Workshops

For four decades, the  Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops has offered workshops and symposia in the traditional trades and domestic arts. The goal is to maintain the highest educational standards, with instructors who are leaders in their fields. The in-depth, hands-on workshops appeal to a wide range of students, including tradesmen, craftsmen, and museum personnel seeking to advance their knowledge and skills, as well as homeowners looking to deal with issues concerning historic home maintenance & restoration. Link to 2018 Workshops. 

Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession: Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois: Through August 30, 2018

The exhibition centers on Chinese blue and white porcelain collected and emulated around the world. Potters around the world attempted to mimic the aesthetic qualities of blue and white porcelain, making faience (Delftware) and other ceramics. The exhibition will include American, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Swedish, and Turkish ceramics from the Ming Dynasty to the present day. More information. 

Preliminary Announcement Festival of Bottle Ovens

Henrywood's Highlights #35 of an Ongoing Series   

Illiad series

A series of classical figure patterns made by G.L.Ashworth & Bros. of Hanley. Most of the figures are derived from Flaxman's illustrations to Homer's Iliad, hence the title adopted here. More information
Please Help with the Following
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 Michael Weinberg is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. For more information and to contact Michael, link here.
Classified Advertisements  

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:


Featured Books
101 Ceramic Highlights
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

101 Ceramic Highlights profiles the ceramic collections at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, through 101 carefully selected entries. Introductory essays also explore how this unique and special collection has developed from its origins in the 19th century. Get more information.
The Cambrian Company: Swansea Pottery in London 1806-1808
by Jonathan Gray
In 1808, James Christie II was employed to sell the remaining stock of the Cambrian Company, the London Warehouse of the Swansea Pottery located at 64 Fleet Street. The auction sales, between February and April 1808, comprised around 14,000 pieces in over 1,000 lots, similar in scale to the Wedgwood & Bentley disposals in 1781. Much of the finest pottery made in Swansea was included in these 1808 sales - pieces decorated with Nelson, the Welsh Bard, Birds and Butterflies etc. Get more information.  
Featured Articles
South-East Asia: A Major Export Destination for British Transferware
by Graeme Cruickshank

For most of the 19th century, millions upon millions of items of transfer-printed earthenware made in British factories were exported to virtually every corner of the planet. In terms of sheer bulk, probably the country which imported more than any other was the United States. There were a number of other 'hot spots' around the world, though only recently has it become clear that one of these regions was South-East Asia. Read this article.

Swansea Pottery from 1811 to Its Closure in 1870
by Arleen and Grahame Tanner
In 1811 L.W.Dillwyn decided to take into a Limited Partnership Timothy Bevington and his son John. Articles of Partnership were signed on 25th December, 1811. The duties of the Bevingtons' were "to undertake jointly the whole management and conduct of the Concern, subject only to his (Dillwyn's) own occasional personal superintendence" The Bevingtons received no salaries-Timothy receiving 5/20ths and John 2/20ths of the profits while Dillwyn retained the remaining 13/20ths part of the profits. Read this article. 

Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
Tea Leaf Club International
The Tea Leaf Club is dedicated to the study and collection of Tea Leaf Ironstone China and its Variants, produced in England and America from the mid-19th century through the early 1900s. Visit the site.

Furnivals Pottery Group
This is a group for collectors of Furnivals pottery, or for anyone interested in learning more about the company and the wide range of designs which they produced between the 1840's and the 1960's. Visit their Facebook page.

Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
Transferware Collectors Club Gift Memberships

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.
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
14,841 patterns,
981 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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